Headshot of Angela Liu  

Yuanqing Yang

P: ‘25; Chairman & CEO of Lenovo 

Yuanqing Yang joined the Lenovo Group in 1989 and has played a key role in Lenovo’s transformation into a US$70 billion global technology powerhouse employing 75,000 people and serving customers in 180 markets around the world.

Under his leadership, Lenovo completed the acquisition of the IBM PC business in May 2005 and the acquisitions of the IBM x86 server business and Motorola Mobility in October 2014. After leading the company to become the largest PC company in the world, Yang has built new growth engines, including infrastructure, mobile, solutions and services, driving Lenovo to transform from a device provider to a solution provider, charging full speed ahead toward its vision of smarter technology for all.

Mr. Yang has been the recipient of multiple awards and industry accolades. He was on Barron's Best CEOs list from 2013 to 2015 and in 2014 won the Edison Achievement Award. And Mr. Yang has been named one of China's Most Influential Business Leaders by Fortune (China) magazine every year for the past decade.

Mr. Yang was born in Anhui Province of China in November 1964. He received a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Mr. Yang serves as a member of the International Advisory Council of Brookings Institute and is a board member of Baidu, Inc., and TaiKang Insurance Group.