2014 Edison Achievement Award Winner Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo

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We are proud to announce that Yang Yuanqing, CEO of Lenovo, has been selected as one of two 2014 Edison Achievement Award Winners. Every year, the Edison Awards honors and celebrates one or more individuals who have distinguished themselves by making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation. The Edison Achievement Award is bestowed among the corporate elite serving as an inspiration to future business leaders and innovators.

Lenovo is the world’s largest PC maker and an emerging PC Plus leader.  In December 2004, Mr. Yang rocked the business world and catapulted Lenovo onto the global stage by announcing his audacious plan to acquire IBM’s Personal Computing Division, chronicled today as one of the most successful technology mergers ever. That acquisition started Lenovo on a remarkable path of growth that saw its sales grow ten-fold to roughly $34 billion.

Under Mr. Yang’s leadership, Lenovo has grown from China’s best-selling PC manufacturer to become a global technology leader with sales of $34 billion in more than 160 countries and manufacturing on four continents. More

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