Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Professor Guangnan Ni is a leading figure in the Chinese IT industry. As an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Professor Ni has a strong influence on Chinese government policy and support for the IT industry.
Professor Guangnan Ni was a cofounder and CTO of Lenovo. He led the development of Legend Chinese Systems and the Legend Series PC, the two most important products for the company. Both products got awarded the State Award for Scientific and Technological Achievement in 1988 and 1992 respectively. In 1994 he was elected as an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. He was Professor of the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the president of the Information Processing Society of China.