Board of Directors

Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Yang Yuanqing, 56, is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and an executive director of the Company. 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 of the Company 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, Mr. Yang was the chief executive officer and has been an executive director of the Company since December 16, 1997.

Mr. Yang has over 30 years of experience in IT industry. Under his leadership, Lenovo has been China’s best-selling PC brand since 1997 and is the leading PC vendor, one of the major players in global smartphone and server markets. Mr. Yang received a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Bachelor degree in computer science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Mr. Yang is currently an independent director of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ and HKSE listed) and Taikang Insurance Group Inc. Mr. Yang is also a guest professor at the University of Science and Technology of China and a member of the International Advisory Council of Brookings Institute.

Non-executive Directors

Non-executive Directors

Mr. Zhu Linan, 58, 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 has been re-designated as a non-executive director with effect from January 1, 2020 and prior to that, he was executive director, president and member of executive committee of Legend Holdings Corporation (HKSE listed), a company holding substantial interests in the issued shares of the Company. He was a non-executive director of CAR Inc. (HKSE listed).

Non-executive Directors

Mr. Zhao John Huan, 58, 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 has been re-designated as a non-executive director with effect from January 1, 2020 and prior to that, he was an executive director, executive vice president and member of executive committee of Legend Holdings Corporation (HKSE listed), a company having substantial interests in the issued shares of the Company. He is also the chairman and president of Hony Capital Limited.

In addition, he currently holds the following positions: non-executive director of China Glass Holdings Limited, the chairman of the board and executive director of Best Food Holding Company Limited, chairman of the board and executive director of Goldstream Investment Limited (formerly known as “International Elite Ltd.”) (all HKSE listed), a non-executive director of Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Company Limited 上海錦江國際酒店股份有限公司 (formerly known as “Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Company Limited 上海錦江國際酒店發展股份有限公司”) and ENN Natural Gas Co., Ltd. 新奧天然氣股份有限公司 (formerly known as “ENN Ecological Holdings Co., Ltd 新奧生態控股股份有限公司”) (both listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange), a non-executive director of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd. 中聯重科股份有限公司 (HKSE and Shenzhen Stock Exchange listed), Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Limited (HKSE listed) and Eros STX Global Corporation (NYSE listed).

Mr. Zhao was previously the deputy chairman of Shanghai Environment Group Co., Ltd. 上海環境集團股份有限公司 and chairman of the board and non-executive director of Hospital Corporation of China Limited.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. William O. Grabe, 83, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company 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 Gartner Inc. (NYSE listed). He was previously an independent director of Compuware Corporation and a director of Covisint Corporation and QTS Realty Trust, Inc.. Mr. Grabe is an advisory director of General Atlantic LLC. He formerly served as a managing director of General Atlantic LLC and has been associated with General Atlantic Group since 1992. Prior to that, he served as a corporate vice president and officer of IBM.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. William Tudor Brown, 62, has been an independent non-executive director of the Company since 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. He was awarded as Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) on June 15, 2013.

Mr. Brown was one of the founders of ARM Holdings plc (“ARM”) (London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listed). During the years with ARM, he held a broad range of leadership positions including engineering director, chief technical officer, executive vice president for global development, chief operating officer and president. He had responsibility for developing high-level relationships with industry partners and governmental agencies and for regional development. He also served as a director of ARM from October 2001 to May 3, 2012. Before joining ARM, he was the principal engineer at Acorn Computers Ltd., working exclusively on the ARM research & development programme since 1984.

Mr. Brown is currently an independent non-executive director of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (HKSE and Shanghai Stock Exchange listed) and Ceres Power Holdings plc (London Stock Exchange listed) and a director of Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ listed). He was previously an independent non-executive director of P2i Limited and Xperi Corporation. He also served on the UK Government Asia Task Force until May 2012.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Yang Chih-Yuan Jerry, 52, 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, where he served on the Board of Trustees from June 2005 until September 2015 and from October 2017 to the present.

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. Mr. Yang 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 from January 1996 to January 2012, an independent director of Cisco Systems, Inc. from July 2000 to November 2012. Mr. Yang is currently an independent director of Workday Inc. (NASDAQ listed) and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE and HKSE listed).

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Gordon Robert Halyburton Orr, 58, was re-designated as an independent non-executive director of the Company on September 1, 2016. Prior to that, he was a non-executive director of the Company since 2015. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University, United Kingdom and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.

Mr. Orr joined McKinsey & Company (“McKinsey”) in 1986 and held a broad range of senior positions in McKinsey until his retirement in August 2015. During the years with McKinsey, he was Greater China Managing Partner and subsequently Senior Partner (1999-2015), Managing Partner of McKinsey Asia (2008-2014) and Member of McKinsey’s global Operating Committee (2008-2015). He also served on McKinsey’s Global Shareholder’s Board (2003-2015) and chaired the Governance and Risk Committee.

In the past 20 years, Mr. Orr has served a broad range of clients in Asia, with primary focus on China and technology related sectors across Asia. Mr. Orr is currently an independent non-executive director of Swire Pacific Limited and Meituan (formerly known as “Meituan Dianping”) (both HKSE listed) and he is also the chairman of the audit committee and member of corporate governance committee of Meituan. Mr. Orr currently is a board member of EQT AB (listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm). He is also a vice chairman of the China-Britain Business Council.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Mr. Woo Chin Wan Raymond, 66, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company since February 22, 2019. Mr. Woo is a retired partner of Ernst & Young (“Ernst & Young”). Before his retirement in June 2015, he had held various senior positions with Ernst & Young in the Greater China area. He was a director and the general manager of Ernst & Young Hua Ming CPA, a member of Ernst & Young’s Greater China Leadership Team, and the managing partner of Ernst & Young’s Greater China Operations. He has more than 30 years of professional experience, specializing in audit, corporate restructuring, IPO, risk management, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Woo is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant. He obtained his master’s degree in Business Administration from York University (Canada) in 1982.

Mr. Woo is currently an independent non-executive director of Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. (HKSE listed). He was previously an independent non-executive director of Great Wall Pan Asia Holdings Limited and an independent non-executive director of Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited.

Independent Non-executive Directors

Ms. Yang Lan, aged 53, was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on May 15, 2020. Ms. Yang is currently a broadcast journalist and media entrepreneur with approximately 30 years’ experience in the industry. She is the co-founder and chairperson of Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation. Sun Media Group is a private media group in China with businesses ranging from production of high-quality programmes and integrated marketing in film & television, education, women’s community, publishing and location-based entertainment and sports across Mainland China, Hong Kong S.A.R. of China and the United States, while Sun Culture Foundation is a non-profit organization aiming to improve education and promote philanthropy. Ms. Yang obtained her bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, China in 1990 and her master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, the United States of America in 1996.

Prior to that, she was a creator, executive producer and anchor of talk show series “Yang Lan Studio” (now known as “Yang Lan One on One”) in Phoenix Television. Ms. Yang has in-depth researches, delivered documentary series and published a book on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”). She is currently a global ambassador and international board member for the Special Olympics Movement, a member of Lincoln Center President’s Council, and the vice-president and standing board member of China Charity Alliance. She served as the presenter for Beijing’s bid for both the 2008 Olympic Games and 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the Goodwill Ambassador for 2010 Shanghai Expo. Ms. Yang was ranked among The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes.