Adalio T. Sanchez
Board Member since 2018
Adalio T. Sanchez is president of S Group Advisory, a management consulting firm, and an industry leader in the information technology hardware, software, and semiconductor markets.
He is a 32-year veteran of the IBM Corporation, where he held various senior executive and global general management roles. Sanchez rose from technical staff engineer to global leadership and strategy roles, developing expertise in strategy, R&D, supply chain operations, and mergers and acquisitions. He was instrumental in developing IBM’s early personal computers and, as head of the IBM ThinkPad business, spearheaded the formation of the Bluetooth industry consortium that made the technology ubiquitous. Sanchez also led the transformation and growth of a several global IBM divisions in the systems, storage, and semiconductors spaces, and oversaw the creation of several of the world’s most powerful supercomputer systems. After IBM, he was senior vice president of Lenovo Group Limited.
Sanchez was the 2007 U.S. Hispanic Engineer of the Year and has frequently been named to the list of the Top 50 Hispanics in Technology and Business. He sits on the board of ACI Worldwide Inc, a global software company facilitating real-time electronics payments where he chairs the Compensation Committee, and Avnet Inc., a global electronic components and technology solutions sales & distribution company. He is also vice chairman of the Florida International University (FIU) Foundation.
Sanchez holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Miami and an MBA from FIU.