Lenovo has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director for Lenovo India; his new role is effective from June 29, 2015. The position was previously held by Amar Babu, who will now work as COO, Lenovo, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Lenovo India.
Agarwal takes charge at times when the Chinese firm is gearing up for its next phase of growth, foraying into the smart connected devices while maintaining keeping its focus on the PC segment. The company in a statement said that “India plays a key role in this transformation and therefore is an extremely critical market for the company.”
Rahul Agarwal has been the Executive Director, Commercial & Enterprise Business, Lenovo India, and has been heading the Commercial Business since April 2011. He managed many roles in sales and marketing, contributed in growing the brand in the country.
“Rahul’s wealth of experience has been instrumental in driving Lenovo’s growth and making him the natural choice to take over from Amar Babu,” said Roderick Lappin, president, Asia Pacific, Lenovo, “India, under the stewardship of Amar as India head and Rahul as the head of commercial business, has seen phenomenal growth over the last few years. This growth has not only made our business stronger here, but has also contributed to our global success. As the brand takes on bigger challenges in India and globally, we look forward to Amar and Rahul to play a decisive role in our future successes.”
With the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and IBM x 86 businesses, Lenovo have the advantage to operate more effectively in the Indian market as an end-to-end devices player. The company’s recent launch of range of device in the country shows the company is poised to make India a growth engine in the enterprise and consumer technology market.