People: Lenovo Group Ltd (LNVGY.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yuanqing Yang

50 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Gianfranco Lanci

60 2015 Corporate President, Chief Operating Officer

Wai Wong

57 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Jun Liu

46 2014 Executive Vice President and President - Mobile Business Group

Gerry Smith

51 2014 Executive Vice President, President - Lenovo’s Americas Group

Peter Hortensius

54 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Jian Qiao

47 2012 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Eric Cador

2015 Senior Vice President and President - EMEA

Zhiqiang He

52 2014 Senior Vice President, President - Ecosystem and Cloud Services Business Group

Aymar Lencquesaing

2015 Senior Vice President, President - Lenovo North America

Chung Fu Mok

Company Secretary

Huan Zhao

52 2011 Non-Executive Director

Linan Zhu

52 2005 Non-Executive Director

Nicholas Allen

60 2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

William Brown

56 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

William Grabe

77 2013 Lead Independent Director

Nobuyuki Idei

77 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Xuezheng Ma

62 2013 Independent Non-Executive Director

Edward Tian

51 2007 Independent Non-Executive Director

Jerry Yang

46 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yuanqing Yang

Mr. Yang Yuanqing is Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Director of Lenovo Group Ltd. He is also a director and a shareholder of Sureinvest Holdings Limited which holds interests in the issued shares of the Company. Mr. Yang assumed the duties of chief executive officer on February 5, 2009. Prior to that, he was the chairman of the Board from April 30, 2005. Before taking up the office as chairman, He was the chief executive officer and has been an executive director since December 16, 1997. Mr. Yang has more than 27 years of experience in the field of computers. Under his leadership, Lenovo has been China’s bestselling PC brand since 1997 and is currently the world’s No. 1 PC vendor and the third-largest company in smartphone, tablet and x86 server markets. He holds a Master’s degree from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Science and Technology of China. Mr. Yang is also a guest professor at the University of Science and Technology of China; a member of the New York Stock Exchange’s International Advisory Committee and a member of the International Advisory Council of Brookings Institute.

Gianfranco Lanci

Mr. Gianfranco Lanci has been Corporate President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has been appointed as Corporate President effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Lanci joined the Group in April, 2012 and is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, and President of Lenovo’s EMEA, APMM and the PC Business Group. Mr. Lanci is responsible for driving and expanding the lead in the core PC business worldwide, overseeing the business in EMEA and APMM, integrating operations, strategic alliances and driving the Group’s business review and operations processes. Before assuming these positions, Mr. Lanci was senior vice president of the Company and president of the EMEA geography. Mr. Lanci has substantial experience across the PC business, including leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Acer. He was appointed as president of Acer Inc. in 2005 and in 2008 became chief executive officer and president. Under his leadership, he led Acer to the number two position globally and number one in EMEA while recording record profitability for three consecutive years. He holds a degree in engineering from the Politecnico of Turin.

Wai Wong

Mr. Wong Wai Ming is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Lenovo Group Ltd. He is currently the Executive Vice President of the Company and the Chief Financial Officer. He was previously an investment banker for more than 15 years and also held senior management positions in listed companies in Hong Kong. He was an independent non-executive director of the Company from March 30, 1999 until his appointment to the position of Chief Financial Officer on May 23, 2007. Mr. Wong is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a bachelor’s degree in management sciences from the Victoria University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

Jun Liu

Mr. Liu (Charles) Jun is Executive Vice President and President - Mobile Business Group at Lenovo Group Ltd. He joined the Group in 1993 and is currently the Executive Vice President of the Company and President of the Mobile Business Group, responsible for driving Lenovo’s profitable growth in smartphone and tablet and developing Lenovo’s smart TV business. Previously, Mr. Liu held a broad range of leadership positions in Lenovo, including senior vice president of the Company, president of Lenovo Business Group, Products Group, Consumer Business Group, Global Supply Chain and Lenovo China. Mr. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in automation and an EMBA, both from Tsinghua University. Mr. Liu also completed executive programs at Harvard and Stanford Universities.

Gerry Smith

Mr. Gerry P. Smith is Executive Vice President, President - Lenovo’s Americas Group at Lenovo Group Ltd., joined the Group in August, 2006 and is currently the Executive Vice President of the Company and President of Lenovo’s Americas Group and the Enterprise Business Group. Mr. Smith is responsible for overseeing the business in Lenovo’s Americas Group and building Lenovo’s enterprise business worldwide. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was senior vice president of the Company and president of the Americas Group. Before that, Mr. Smith was senior vice president of Global Operations. Prior to that, Mr. Smith was senior vice president of Global Supply Chain. Before joining the Group, Mr. Smith held a number of leadership roles at Dell, including vice president and general manager of Notebook Development, Peripherals Development and the Display Line of Business. Mr. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Pacific Lutheran University.

Peter Hortensius

Dr. Peter D. Hortensius is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Lenovo Group Ltd. He joined the Group in May 2005. He joined the Group in May, 2005 and is currently the Senior Vice President of the Company and the Chief Technology Officer with responsibility for Lenovo’s technical strategy, R&D of systems and technology, and exploration of emerging areas. He leads a worldwide team that focused on innovation for smartphones, tablets, PCs and servers and is widely known for his extensive expertise in product and technology research & development. Dr. Hortensius has held several key leadership positions in Lenovo including most recently President of the Think Business Group where he managed the company’s commercial product portfolio and was responsible for increasing market share and profitability in enterprise segments and in new growth areas like small-to-medium business. His focus areas included driving leadership in Lenovo’s core global commercial business, growing Lenovo’s workstation business, and managing Lenovo’s global enterprise business in server and related products. Dr. Hortensius also led the business team that negotiated the IBM x86 server acquisition. Prior to the Think Business Group president role, he served as president of the Product Group where he managed both the company’s commercial and consumer PC product portfolio, and enterprise business. Previously, Dr. Hortensius spent 17 years with IBM, including 10 years at IBM’s Watson Research Center and his last role at IBM was as the vice president, Products and Offerings, for IBM’s PC Division. Dr. Hortensius earned his doctorate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba in Canada.

Jian Qiao

Ms. Qiao Jian is Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Lenovo Group Ltd. She joined the Group in 1990 and is responsible for human resources, organizational development, global talent, compensation and benefits as well as nurturing the Company's culture. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Qiao held various senior positions in the Group including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning and Vice President of Human Resources in China - both before and after the acquisition of IBM’s PC Division. Ms. Qiao has experience in human resources, strategy, marketing and branding. She holds a Bachelor's degree in management science from Fudan University and holds an EMBA from China-Europe International Business School.

Eric Cador

Mr. Eric Cador is Senior Vice President and President - EMEA of the Company., effective May 1, 2015. Cador is a global executive leader with 30 years of experience in leadership positions in the IT market. He formally led the PC business for HP in EMEA as Senior Vice President of the Personal System Group, a role that then expanded to include leadership of both printing and personal systems. Cador was also part of the leadership team that completed the Compaq integration and transformed the HP PC business. Under his leadership, HP reached the number one position in EMEA. Cador’s deep knowledge of the IT sector and business management as well as operational and strategic experience in design, supply chain and go to market strategies will ensure Lenovo’s path of success and momentum in EMEA continues.

Zhiqiang He

Mr. He Zhiqiang is Senior Vice President, President - Ecosystem and Cloud Services Business Group of Lenovo Group Ltd. He joined the Group in 1986 and is currently the Senior Vice President of the Company and President of the Ecosystem and Cloud Services Business Group. This group is responsible for building Lenovo’s ecosystem and driving the strategy for monetization and ecosystem expansion. Previously, Mr. He was the chief technology officer and held various leadership positions in Lenovo, particularly in overseeing Lenovo’s Research & Technology initiatives and systems. Mr. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer communication from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and a master’s degree in computer engineering from the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Aymar Lencquesaing

Mr. Aymar de Lencquesaing has been named as Senior Vice President, President - Lenovo North America of the Company. Lencquesaing joined Lenovo in late 2013 to lead the company’s drive in the mobile space in EMEA and lay the foundation for company’s expansion plans. He was promoted to President EMEA and Senior Vice President Lenovo Group in February 2014 and at the same time joined the Lenovo Executive Committee, LEC. Lencquesaing has a broad perspective of the PC industry from his years as the CEO of Packard-Bell and he has a keen understanding of the North American market, having spent more than 20 years in the US before joining Lenovo. His 30 year career has spanned global leadership roles with companies in both the US and Europe. He will be responsible for driving company’s growth and ambitions in the North America market, a crucial strategic geography for Lenovo’s success.

Chung Fu Mok

Huan Zhao

Mr. Zhao (John) Huan is Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Ltd., since November 3, 2011. Mr. Zhao has been a non-executive director of the Company since November 3, 2011. Mr. Zhao holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, dual master’s degrees in electric engineering and physics from Northern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Nanjing University. He is currently an executive director, executive vice president and member of executive committee of Legend Holdings Corporation, a company having substantial interests in the issued shares of the Company and the president of Hony Capital Limited. Besides, he currently holds the following directorship; an executive director of CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited and nonexecutive director and the chairman of China Glass Holdings Limited (all HKSE listed) and the deputy chairman of Shanghai Chengtou Holding Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Stock Exchange listed) and a director of Simcere Pharmaceutical Group (formerly listed on NYSE). Mr. Zhao was previously a director of Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing & Media Corporation Limited (Shanghai Stock Exchange listed), an independent director of Fiat Industrial S.P.A. (MTA Italian Stock Exchange listed), the non-executive director of Wumart Stores, Inc., New China Life Insurance Company Ltd. and Chinasoft International Limited (all HKSE listed).

Linan Zhu

Mr. Zhu Linan is Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Ltd., since April 30, 2005. Mr. Zhu has been a non-executive director of the Company since April 30, 2005. Mr. Zhu graduated with a master’s degree in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and has more than 20 years of management experience. He was previously a senior vice president of the Group. Mr. Zhu is currently a director and president and member of executive committee of Legend Holdings Corporation, a company holding substantial interests in issued shares of the Company and he also serve as director of its various members. He is a non-executive director of CAR Inc. (HKSE listed). He was previously a nonexecutive director of Peak Sport Products Co., Limited (HKSE listed) and a director of Foshan Saturday Shoes Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange listed).

Nicholas Allen

Mr. Nicholas (Nick) Charles Allen, CPA, is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Ltd since November 6, 2009. Mr. Allen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Social Studies from Manchester University, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Allen has experience in accounting and auditing and was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers until his retirement in June 2007. Mr. Allen is also an independent non-executive director of CLP Holdings Limited and Hysan Development Company Limited (both HKSE listed) and an independent non-executive director of VinaLand Limited (London Stock Exchange AIM listed) and Texon International Group Limited.

William Brown

Mr. William Tudor Brown is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Ltd effective January 30, 2013. Mr. Brown is a Chartered Engineer and holds an MA (Cantab) Degree in Electrical Sciences from Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Mr. Brown was one of the founders of ARM Holdings plc (a company listed on London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ). In ARM Holdings plc, he served as an Engineering Director from 1993 and Chief Technical Officer from 1997 to October 2000, Executive Vice President for Global Development from October 2000 to October 2001, and Chief Operating Officer from October 2001 to July 2008. He had responsibility for developing high-level relationships with industry partners and governmental agencies and for regional development. He served as a director at ARM Holdings plc from October 2001 to May 3, 2012 and became President of ARM Holdings plc in July 2008. He also served as director of ARM Ltd. since 1993. Before joining ARM Holdings plc, he was Principal Engineer at Acorn Computers Ltd., working exclusively on the ARM research & development programme since 1984. Mr. Brown was a non-executive director and a senior independent director of ANT plc (London Stock Exchange listed) until his retirement from these positions in February 2013. He served on the UK Government Asia Task Force until May 2012. He also sits on the advisory board of Annapurna Labs.

William Grabe

Mr. William Otto Grabe is Lead Independent Director of Lenovo Group Ltd., since February 8, 2012 and was appointed as the lead independent director of the Company on May 23, 2013. Before that, he was a non-executive director of the Company since May 17, 2005. Mr. Grabe is currently a director of the following listed companies: Gartner Inc. (NYSE listed), Compuware Corporation, Covisint Corporation and QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (all are NASDAQ listed). Mr. Grabe is an advisory director of General Atlantic LLC. He formerly served as a managing director of General Atlantic and has been associated with General Atlantic Group since 1992. Prior to that, he served as the vice president and corporate officer of IBM.

Nobuyuki Idei

Mr. Nobuyuki Idei is Independent Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Ltd since September 28, 2011. Mr. Idei holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Waseda University in Tokyo. He is founder and chief executive officer of Quantum Leaps Corporation, a consultancy company he founded in September 2006. Until retiring in June 2005, for more than a decade, Mr. Idei held a variety of leadership positions at Sony Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange, Osaka Securities Exchange, NYSE and London Stock Exchange listed), including chairman and group chief executive officer from 2000 to 2005, president and chief executive officer from 1999 to 2000, and president and representative director from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Idei currently serves on the boards of directors of Accenture plc (NYSE listed), Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ listed) and FreeBit Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange listed). He has also held the position of chairman of Sony’s advisory board since his retirement from an executive position in June 2005. Mr. Idei is also chairman of the National Conference on Fostering Beautiful Forests in Japan. He has served on the boards of directors of Nestlé S.A., Electrolux and General Motors Company and also served in a number of other advisory positions including as counselor to the Bank of Japan, vice chairman of Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and chairman of the IT Strategy Council, an advisory committee to Japan’s Prime Minister.

Xuezheng Ma

Ms. Ma Xuezheng (Mary) is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Ltd. Prior to that, she was a non-executive vice chairman of the Company since 2007. Before becoming a nonexecutive director, she was an executive director and the chief financial officer of the Company at different times between 1997 and 2007 and held directorship in various subsidiaries of the Company. She is currently chairman of Boyu Capital Advisory Company Limited and a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission following her resignation from the Main Board and GEM Listing Committees of the HKSE on November 14, 2013. Besides, she is also a non-executive director of Wumart Stores, Inc., STELUX Holdings International Limited (HKSE listed), Unilever N.V. (NYSE and Euronext Amsterdam listed) and Unilever PLC (NYSE and London Stock Exchange listed). She was formerly an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. Ms. Ma holds a bachelor of arts degree from Capital Normal University.

Edward Tian

Dr. Tian (Edward) Suning, Ph.D., is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Ltd., since August 2, 2007. He is the founder and chairman of a Chinese focused private equity fund China Broadband Capital Partners, L.P.. He is currently an independent non-executive director of MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE listed) and Taikang Life Insurance Company Ltd. In addition, he is a non-executive director of China Jiuhao Health Industry Corporation Limited (HKSE listed). He held various senior positions in China Netcom Group Corporation (Hong Kong) Ltd. (formerly listed on HKSE and NYSE) from 2000 to 2007 and was a vice chairman of PCCW Ltd. (HKSE listed) between 2005 and 2007. From 1993 till 1999, he was co-founder and chief executive officer of AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. (formerly listed on NASDAQ) of which he is now a board member. Dr. Tian holds a Ph.D. in natural resource management from Texas Tech University and a M.S. degree in ecology from Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Jerry Yang

Mr. Yang Chih-Yuan is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Lenovo Group Limited. Mr. Yang has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since November 6, 2014. Prior to that, he was the board observer of the Company since February 20, 2013. He holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree of science in electrical engineering from Stanford University and currently serves on the board of trustees of Stanford University. Mr. Yang co-founded Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ listed) and served as its chief executive officer from June 2007 to January 2009. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Yahoo! Inc. until January 17, 2012. During such appointment, Mr. Yang focused on corporate strategy and technology vision. He was also instrumental in building strategic business partnerships, international joint ventures and recruiting key talent. Mr. Yang also served as a director of Yahoo! Japan Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange listed) from January 1996 to January 2012, an independent director of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ listed) from July 2000 to November 2012 and a director of Alibaba Group Holding Limited from October 2005 to January 2012. Mr. Yang is currently an independent director of Workday Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (all NYSE listed).

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