Full Name : Yang Yuanqing
Born : 12th - Nov - 1964
Zodiac Sign : Scorpio
Birth Place : Hefei, Anhui
Country : China
Education : Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of science and technology China
Occupation : CEO
Industry : Manufacturing
Net worth : $1.2 Billion
In an era when a laptop or a PC is a quintessential for every individual, organization and home, it is not an easy task to compete with all the big computer manufacturers of the world and become one of the best. But for the CEO of Lenovo, Yang Yuanqing, that wasn’t a difficult task. Today, Lenovo, based in China, is the world’s largest personal computer vendor. Born to a couple of surgeons, Yang lived a life of poverty as his parents were heavily underpaid in the cultural revolution-era of the 60’s.
They still wanted him to study medicine and become a surgeon. Qing however, took a different path and decided that he will be studying computer science when a close family friend suggested it. He then went on to finish his undergraduate and graduate studies with computer science as his major.
Yang then joined Lenovo, which was known as a Legend in those days. He took up the position of a sales man for a very meagre salary giving up another job as a professor in a university. For a 25 year old Yang, it was a very quick climb up the ladder after that. He was promoted very soon and was known for his outstanding sales record in the company. He then wanted to leave to the United States and study business for the exposure to world businesses.
But the chairman of Lenovo, Liu Chuanzhi did not let him go away as he thought that the company really needed him. So he stayed. Shortly after that, he was appointed by Liu to head the personal computers business at Lenovo only when 29 years old.
Yang then leaped to the position of a CEO in the year 2001 when Liu Chanzhi retired. Lenovo wasn’t as big as it is today, but thanks to his excellent managerial and sales skills, the brand went on to become huge and began to compete with companies like Microsoft by the year 2005. By 2013, Lenovo was the world’s largest producer of personal computers still under the chairman ship of Yan Yuan Qing. The ambitious Yang Yuanqing however has bigger dreams. He wants Lenovo to grow in PC plus, mobile phones and tablets as well, which is what the team is focusing on at the moment.
YuanQing’s inspiring journey from a salesman to the CEO has a lot of lessons for all the younger entrepreneurs and businessmen. He had been aggressive and smart at work in every field that he took up, be it sales or heading the PC department or later as the CEO. It is this that led the then CEO to trust in Yang’s abilities to take the company several notches higher. And under Yang’s leadership, Lenovo can only get bigger with each passing day.
2014 - Edison Achievement
Yang Yuanqing was born in 12 November 1964 to parents both educated as surgeons. He is a Chinese business chief and humanitarian he is the current executive and CEO of Lenovo. Yang was granted awarded the May Fourth Youth Medal, by the All-China Youth Federation in 1999. In 1999 and 2001, the magazine BusinessWeek named him one of the "Stars of Asia." In 2004, he was recorded among "Asia's 25 Most Influential Business Leaders" by Fortune Asia. Yang was named "2007 Chinese Business Leader" by Fortune China. In 2008, Forbes Asia named Yang "Money manager of the Year." In 2011, Finance Asia named Yang the "Best CEO in China."
They were born to they parents was both educated as doctors and surgeons. He spent his youth in Hefei in Anhui territory. He grew up poor, as his folks were paid similar pay rates as unskilled workers. Yang's folks persevered through rehashed mistreatment during the Cultural Revolution. Yang's dad, Yang Furong, was a focused man with severe principles. Yang said of his dad, "In the event that he set an objective, regardless of what occurred, he needed to arrive at it." While his folks needed him to seek after a career in medication, and he had a maturing interest in writing, Yang chose to consider software engineering on the exhortation of a family companion who was a college teacher. Yang acquired a college degree in software engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1986 and graduated with a graduate degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1988.
Yang recognized a paper promotion for occupations at Lenovo while in Beijing performing research for his graduate degree. Yang had at first moved toward turning into a college teacher however faced a challenge and acknowledged a situation with Lenovo in deals. He was paid what could be compared to US$30 each month. In 1989, Yang joined Legend, as Lenovo was then known, at 25 years old. He was immediately advanced. Yang made a trip to meet wholesalers all through China and utilized his specialized information to accomplish a solid deals record. Yang additionally stood apart at Lenovo for being a peaceful, profound scholar. Yang's first significant undertaking task at Lenovo was to compose an offered to turn into an IBM affiliate. In the wake of presenting his bid, Yang found that he had provided double the cost estimate of his rivals. In April 2015, Yang required all individuals from Lenovo's media group to be dynamic on no less than one online media outlet. Yang is a functioning client of Twitter, LinkedIn, and Sina Weibo. Yang urges his group to discuss their own lives via web-based media. He said, "I can't simply advance a Lenovo item consistently. I need to get individuals intrigued first and afterward discover the chance to advance it once in for a little while." Yang is regularly alluded to as "YY" by his partners at Lenovo.