Lenovo restructures top team to strengthen sales, enterprise and PC biz

Lenovo has appointed Gianfranco Lanci as its corporate president as part of a major restructuring.

The overall restructuring is aimed at enhancing sales and Lenovo’s enterprise and PC business. Recently, IDC said PC will undergo turbulent times in coming years.

Lanci will lead Lenovo’s geographic sales organizations. He will be responsible for Lenovo Enterprise Business Group and PC Business Group. He will be retaining his current position as Lenovo Chief Operating Officer.

Lanci joined Lenovo in April 2012 and has 30 years’ experience across the PC business, including leadership roles at Texas Instruments and Acer.

Lenovo also appointed Gerry Smith as executive vice president and chief operating officer of PC & EBG (Personal Computer and Enterprise Business Group), reporting to Lanci.

Smith will have responsibility for two core businesses that today account for more than 80 percent of total revenue, and leading global operations for these businesses.

Currently, Smith leads Lenovo’s Enterprise Business Group and Americas region.


The Chinese device vendor also promoted its key executives.

Lenovo has promoted Jay Parker as senior vice president, Enterprise Business Group. Parker currently leads Lenovo North America operations.

Tom Shell will be promoted as SVP, PC Business Group. Shell currently heads Lenovo’s commercial and consumer laptop, desktop, workstation, and monitor business.

Johnson Jia has been promoted as SVP of PC & EBG Global Operations. Jia currently plays a key role in global supply chain operations, helping drive strong execution, supplier relations and innovation and flexibility within supply chain.

There is no change in the leadership of mobile business group and ecosystem and cloud services.

The company promoted former VP of Strategy Qingtong Zhou to the role of SVP and chief information officer.

Lenovo will split the previous Americas Group into two – Latin America will continue to be led by Luca Rossi, and North America will be managed by Lanci in the interim while a search is conducted for a permanent leader.

Lenovo will continue to operate as before in its other geographies – China, led by Tong Fuyao; EMEA, led by Aymar de Lencquesaing; and Asia-Pacific, led by Rod Lappin.  All of these organizations report to Lanci.

Baburajan K
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