Lenovo Appoints New Western Europe General Manager
This new position further enhances Lenovo's end-to-end integration and strengthens the Western Europe organisation. Reinforcing the management team will support Lenovo's aspirations across the region and the additional focus will drive business excellence in all segments of the market.
"I am delighted to join the Lenovo. Its historical and cultural heritage, its performance over the past quarters and its growth aspirations were my reasons for joining. It is a very exciting time for me to join the Company," said Francois.
Francois brings a wealth of industry experience to Lenovo. Previously, Francois has held senior roles within global companies. Most recently he was Vice President and General Manager of Nokia France and BeNeLux where he drove the transformation from device focus to solution focus resulting in above market growth for the company. Prior to Nokia, Francois held senior management positions within Palm, HP and Compaq.
Milko van Duijl adds, "Our ability to bring in such a high calibre leader highlights our commitment to the Western European market and the attractiveness that Lenovo offers. Francois' extensive experience and track record will help drive our business forward, and build on the successes we have had in consumer, SMB and enterprise markets."
Francois holds an engineering degree in Electronics from the Ecole National Superieure d'Electronique et des Microtechniques and an MBA from the Institut d'Administration des Entreprises.
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