Lenovo appoints new leaders for PC and Enterprise biz

Chinese devices major Lenovo announced leadership changes in its PC and Enterprise Business groups.

The leadership changes follow the company’s poor performance in PC business in the first quarter.

Last month, Lenovo said it will slash 3,200 jobs in its non-manufacturing workforce around the world after reporting 51 percent dip in net income to $105 million in the first quarter.

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Lenovo has appointed Tom Shell as senior vice president of Enterprise Business Group. Revenue from Lenovo Enterprise Business – including servers, storage, software and services rose 5.5 times to $1.1 billion due to inclusion of System x this year. Shell was previously in charge of the company’s PC Business Group.

Johnson Jia is senior vice president of PC Business Group at Lenovo. Lenovo PC business revenue dropped 8 percent to $7.3 billion. Its PC shipment dropped 7.1 percent to 13.5 million.

Jia formerly led the company’s PC and Enterprise Global Operations.  He has been with Lenovo for 20 years with successful tenures in critical product management and operations assignments, including head of the company’s Think-branded business and chief procurement officer, among others.

Lenovo has appointed Guan Wei as vice president, PC and Enterprise Global Operations. Guan was most recently CEO of Lenovo’s manufacturing joint venture with Compal Electronics, where he oversaw growth in production volume while making major improvements in customer service in this new facility.  He also led supply chain operations for Lenovo’s Mobile Business.

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