William J. Amelio

Chief Executive Officer; Board of Directors Member Since 2014
Avnet, Inc
William J. Amelio

William (Bill) J. Amelio was named Chief Executive Officer of Avnet in September, 2016, where he has been a member of Avnet’s Board of Directors since 2014.

Amelio's experience includes serving as chief executive officer and president of CHC Group LTD, a global helicopter services provider; president and chief executive officer of Lenovo Group Limited; senior vice president/president for the Asia-Pacific/Japan region of Dell, Inc.; and leadership roles at NCR Corporation, Honeywell International, Inc., and IBM Corporation. Mr. Amelio also previously served on the Board of Directors of National Semiconductor.

Mr. Amelio and his wife, Jamie, founded and continue to lead Caring for Cambodia (, a non-profit organization that works to educate the children of Cambodia through building schools, training teachers and providing for basic human needs.

He holds a master's degree in management and is a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Amelio earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.

Last Updated: September 6, 2016