Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers use their experience and hard-won wisdom to provide key insights into the topics most critical to leaders of global businesses. The authors explore all the major turning points: from building an iconic brand to streamlining supply chains to making the transition from a core business of PCs to a new business model including innovative tablets, smartphones and servers.
Known for her wit and humility, Gina Qiao is a powerful role model for female executives striving for excellence in their respective fields. The eighth-highest-ranking female executive in China according to Fortune China, in many ways, Gina’s steady climb from secretary to C-suite of the largest personal computer- seller in the world reflects the extraordinary growth story of both China and Lenovo.
Gina started her Lenovo career as a secretary in 1990 and rose steadily through the corporate ranks to her current position as senior vice president of human resources, which she has held since 2011.
In her current role, Gina is responsible for Lenovo’s human resource strategy, including talent acquisition; building a diverse, global culture; and ensuring the company has the required organizational structures, human resources, policies, practices and programs to execute its business strategy and achieve its vision and aspirations. Previously, Gina has held various leadership roles in marketing, corporate strategy, and planning.
In addition, Gina hosts a popular Wei Bo (the Chinese equivalent of Twitter) with 3.2 million followers, sharing her observations about Lenovo and the world.
Gina has been with Lenovo since 1990 and is currently headquartered in Beijing.
Yolanda Conyers is passionate about bringing people together to solve problems faced by big businesses. A 25-year high-tech industry veteran, Yolanda’s first book, The Lenovo Way – Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance, reveals the challenges behind Lenovo’s strategy to go global and how the company overcame them during its acquisition of IBM’s personal computer division and its iconic ThinkPad product line in 2005.
Equipped with a strong technical and business background, Yolanda is the vice president of global human resources operations and the chief diversity officer at Lenovo. In addition to founding the first-ever diversity office for a company of Chinese heritage, she has transformed Lenovo’s day-to-day human resources operations by ensuring consistency of processes, systems and data for a complex global company with employees in more than 60 nations.
She has been with the company since 2007, previously working at Dell. Conyers is based in Austin, Texas