Q&A with Lenovo Founder Liu Chuanzhi

The current president of Legend Holdings discusses the evolution of the Chinese PC maker, the role of Chairman Yang, and the acquisition of IBM's PC division

As founder of Lenovo (LNVGY)—then known as Legend Group—Liu Chuanzhi has been one of the most important figures in China's emerging powerhouse economy. Over more than two decades, Liu, who helped form the company while working as a researcher at Beijing's Chinese Academy of Sciences, has presided over Lenovo's transformation into China's first multinational company. Liu, 62, has played a key role in choosing, nurturing, and developing much of the company's top management, including Lenovo Chairman Yang Yuanqing.

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