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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 7/30/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Henry Chow
Henry Chow 周伟焜
President and Chief Executive Officer of IBM China
Birthplace: Hunan Province


Henry Chow, male, Han nationality, is a native of Hunan Province. He received a bachelor's degree of electronic engineering from Hong Kong University.

Chow has been affiliated with IBM for his entire career. He entered the company as a trained programmer and was promoted repeatedly through the service, product technology, sales and marketing departments. In 1985, he was appointed the business director general of IBM in Hong Kong.

He continued his ascent through the company when he was made general manager of IBM Taiwan - a position he held from 1988 to 1993. After serving as the general manager of IBM PC South Asia, Chow assumed the president and chief executive officer posts at IBM China.

Honored as one of the top ten people with a great influence on China's information technology industry, he became a visiting professor to Shanghai Jiaotong University. In addition, he joined the Shannxi provincial government as a senior economic advisor.

Career Data

2001—???? Visiting Professor, Jiaotong University Shanghai Municipality
1995— President, IBM, China
1995— Chief Executive Officer, IBM, China
1994—1995 General Manager, IBM, PC South Asia
1993—1994 Vice-President, IBM, Taiwan, Service Department Taiwan, Taipei
1988—1993 General Manager, IBM, Taiwan Taiwan, Taipei
1985—1988 Business Director-General, IBM, Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR
1968—???? Trained Programmer, IBM, Data Center Service Department
Graduate, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR

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