Yuanqing Yang


Aug 29, 2012
Yang Yuanqing is the current chief executive officer of Lenovo.

Born on November 12, 1964 to parents who were both educated as surgeons, Yang Yuanqing grew up poor in Hefei, Anhui. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science from Shanghai Jiaotong University and graduated with a masters from University of Science and Technology of China in 1988.

In 1989, Yang joined Legend, as Lenovo was then known, as a salesman. Since then, Yang has moved up the ranks quickly. Yang travelled to meet distributors throughout China and used his technical knowledge to help build an outstanding sales record. This caught the attention of Liu Chuanzhi, who promoted Yang to head Lenovo's personal computer business at just 29 years old. Yang was elevated to CEO of the whole company when Liu retired in 2001. Liu described Yang as "A man who moves forward, takes risks and aims to innovate."

Source: hWikipedia

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