Chairman, China Entrepreneur Club (CEC)
Chairman of the Board, Legend Holdings Limited
Founder and Honorary Chairman, Lenovo
Chairman of Legend Capital, Hony Capital and Raycom Real Estate
Mr. Liu Chuanzhi is recognised as one the most influential business leaders in China. In 1984, Mr. Liu and ten other researchers at the Computing Institute under the Chinese Academy of Sciences started up Legend Holdings Limited. Under his leadership, Legend Holdings has become a conglomerate covering both industrial and investment businesses, and has built a number of industry leading subsidiary companies such as Lenovo, Digital China, Legend Capital, Hony Capital, Raycom Real Estate, etc.
Mr. Liu received numerous recognitions and awards such as one of the ‘Top 25 Most Influential Leaders in Business’ (Time magazine, 2001), ‘Fifty Faces That Shaped a Decade’ (Financial Times, 2009), and ‘10 Most Powerful Businesspeople in China’ (Fortune/CNN, 2012).
Mr. Liu is a deputy to the 16th and 17th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and a delegate to the 9th, 10th and 11th National People’s Congress (NPC) of China. His other civil roles include member on the Advisory Board of the School of Economics & Management of Tsinghua University, and guest professor of CEIBS (The China Europe International Business School), Peking University and other universities.
Born in 1944 at Zhenjiang City of Jiangsu Province in China, Mr. Liu graduated from the Xi’an Military Communications Engineering Institution in China in 1966.