Stephen Ward is the retired CEO of Lenovo, the international company formed by the merger of Lenovo of China and IBM’s PC business. As CEO of Lenovo, Mr. Ward established the global management team, the strategy, and the operational structure of the company. Prior to joining Lenovo, he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of IBM’s Personal Systems Group, responsible for IBM’s Retail Store Solutions Division, IBM’s Personal Systems Group, and IBM’s Personal Computing Division. During his 26 years at IBM, Mr. Ward held a number of management and executive positions, including that of Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Ward is a founder and a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of e2open, a software-as-a-service-based, multi-company supply chain solutions provider. He is a director of E-Ink, the electronic paper display company. Mr. Ward is also a director of Carpenter Technology, a specialty metals company. Mr. Ward holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.