William J. Amelio
William J. Amelio is the former President and CEO of Lenovo Group Limited. Mr. Amelio joined Lenovo in 2005. During Mr Amelio’s tenure he managed the integration of China’s first successful acquisition of a foreign company. Lenovo was transformed from a $2.9B China local competitor to a $16B Global PC powerhouse with addition of the IBM PC company. He currently is in an advisory role to the company.
Prior to joining Lenovo, Mr. Amelio served as senior vice president, Asia-Pacific and Japan, for Dell Inc. From 2000 until 2001, Mr. Amelio was executive vice president and COO of NCR Corp.'s retail and financial group. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Amelio was with Honeywell International Inc. and its predecessor, AlliedSignal Inc., where he was president and CEO of Honeywell's transportation and power-systems divisions. From 1979 to 1997, Mr. Amelio was with IBM, where he held a wide range of senior management positions, including general manager of operations for IBM's personal computing division.
Bill, Jamie, and their six children live in Singapore and have been in Asia for over eight years. They founded a charity in Cambodia, Caring for Cambodia (www.caringforcambodia.org), that supports over 5000 children in grades K through 12.
Mr. Amelio has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Honorary Doctorate degree in engineering from Lehigh University. He also has an MS in Management and is a Sloan Fellow from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.