Position: Corporate President and Chief Operating Officer
Gianfranco Lanci joined the Group in April 2012 and is currently Corporate President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for running Lenovo’s PC and Enterprise business groups. Before that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for running Lenovo's global PC business as well as for Lenovo's EMEA region and the Asia Pacific markets of Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of the Company and President of the EMEA geography. Mr Lanci has 30 years experience across the PC business, including leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Acer. He was appointed as President of Acer Inc. in 2005 and in 2008 became Chief Executive Officer and President. Under his leadership he led Acer to the #2 position globally and #1 in EMEA whilst recording record profitability for three consecutive years. He holds a degree in engineering from the Politecnico of Turin.