Rory Read - President and Chief Operating Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Rory Read is president and chief operating officer of Lenovo Group Ltd. Read is responsible for driving growth, execution, profitability and performance across a global $16 billion enterprise encompassing 160+ countries.
Read has a proven track record for leading substantial business turnarounds and driving gains in share and profitability. Under his leadership in 2007, he led Lenovo America's group to a $140 million improvement in profit and 14 percent revenue growth in one year. Before joining Lenovo, Read had a successful 23-year career at IBM, where he held numerous key executive positions. Most recently, he was managing partner for the Global Industrial Sector of Business Consulting Services. Read also served as executive of Global Business Transformation and Information Technology for IBM's $45 billion Global Services business. He was vice president of IBM eBusiness Transformation, IBM.com, where he led a business team that produced more than $1 billion in company-wide savings and $21 billion in sales. Prior to that, Read worked in IBM's Asia Pacific region as general manager, Business Innovation Services for Asia Pacific. Read graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Information Systems from Hartwick College.