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William J. Amelio

William (Bill) J. Amelio was named chief executive officer of Avnet in September 2016. He has been a member of Avnet's board of directors since 2014.

Amelio's experience includes serving as chief executive officer and president of CHC Group, a global helicopter services provider; president and chief executive officer of Lenovo Group Limited; senior vice president/president for the Asia-Pacific/Japan region of Dell; and leadership roles at NCR Corporation, Honeywell International and IBM. Mr. Amelio previously served on the board of directors of National Semiconductor.

Amelio and his wife, Jamie, founded and continue to lead Caring for Cambodia (caringforcambodia.org), a nonprofit organization that works to educate the children of Cambodia through building schools, training teachers and providing for basic human needs.

Amelio holds a Master's degree in management and is a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He earned a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.

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