Lenovo Adds Executives to Drive Business Growth in Asia Pacific
HONG KONG, August 17, 2006 – Lenovo Group today announced the addition of two executives to Lenovo's Asia Pacific management team. David D. Miller, 42, is joining Lenovo as president of Asia Pacific and senior vice president of Lenovo, effective immediately. He will have responsibility for all of Lenovo’s customer-facing business in the Asia Pacific region, including sales, marketing, operations, and service and support. Mr. Miller will be based in Singapore and will report directly to Lenovo CEO William J. Amelio.
"I am delighted to welcome David to Lenovo," said Mr. Amelio. "He is a passionate, results-driven leader who brings to our organization a wealth of Asia Pacific experience in sales, operations, marketing and channel strategy. He is exceptionally well-suited to roll out a new phase of growth for Lenovo in the Asia Pacific region which is, of course, a key focus for the expansion of our dual business model."
Mr. Miller most recently served as president of Dell China. He also spent several years as head of Dell Australia. Prior to joining Dell in 2000, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Wyle Electronics, most recently as vice president, Sales.
Sotaro Amano, 38, has been named president of Lenovo Japan Ltd., effective September 1, 2006. He will report to David Miller, the new president of Lenovo Asia Pacific. Mr. Amano was most recently corporate director, Japan Home & Business Sales, for Dell and managing director of Dell Miyazaki Customer Center. His career at Dell has included positions in sales, marketing and services. He will be based in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Miller succeeds Ravi Marwaha, 64. Mr. Amano succeeds Hiroyuki Mukai, 54. Mr. Marwaha and Mr. Mukai will both work closely with their successors, ensuring a smooth transition for customers and employees, before taking on new missions.
"Ravi and Mukai-san have both been – and continue to be – inspirational and instrumental in guiding our Asia Pacific and Japan businesses. We are counting on them to continue to do so as we welcome David and Amano-san to Lenovo," said Mr. Amelio.
About Lenovo Group Ltd. Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world's most innovative personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable high-quality, secure, and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com .
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