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Lenovo restructures to improve speed to market

Simon Quicke

Lenovo has changed its structure creating two business units to split its focus on mature and emerging markets.

The change in strategy replaces the existing regional market organisations and sees a change in role for Milko Van Duijl, who has been running EMEA, to take responsibility for the mature markets division.

The mature markets include Western Europe, the US, Japan Canada, Israel, Australia and global accounts.

Emerging markets will be handled by Chen Shaopeng, who has been running the Asia pacific and Russian region and includes Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, India Russia, Taiwan, Turkey and the Middle East.

At the same time the vendor is realigning its product divisions with a Think product group focusing on commercial customers and the top end of the SME market with an Idea group picking up the commercial and low-end of the small business user base.

In a statement, Yang Yuanqing, CEO, Lenovo, said that the changes were designed to improve its time to market.

"Our goal is to create a faster, more streamlined organization that can adapt quickly to target strong growth opportunities while more effectively focusing resources on our core business," he said.

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