IBM Asia Pacific Leadership

Chen Xudong

Chairman and General Manager, IBM Greater China Group

Xudong Chen is currently the Chairman and General Manager of IBM Great China Group (GCG) and is accountable for overall performance of IBM GCG across multiple business units.

Xudong Chen is a transformational and transboundary business leader with over 30 years of management experience across industries and cultures. He started his career as a software engineer in 1992 and progressed to achieve an outstanding track record of business leadership, bringing proven results of growth within an environment of transformational dynamics.

Prior to IBM, Xudong Chen assumed senior management roles in Lenovo, Meituan, Yangtze Memory and other companies, where he accumulated rich management experience and business expertise. In his 24 years with Lenovo from 1993 to 2017, his career spanned marketing & sales, channel management, business operations, quality management and regional management, covering PC, smart phone, and global services businesses. During his tenure as the President of Lenovo’s China CEO, Xudong Chen led the charge in driving Lenovo’s rise to the absolute leader in China’s computer market.

Between 2017 and 2022, Xudong Chen took senior leadership roles in Sanpower, Meituan and Yangtze Memory.

Xudong Chen obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Peking University in 1989 and Master’s degree from the same university in 1992. He completed the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program at China Europe International Business School in 2007. He and his family currently live in Beijing.