Lenovo appoints Dr Harry Yang VP and GM of SEA region
By Digital News Asia April 3, 2015
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LENOVO has announced the appointment of Dr Harry Yang (pic) as vice president and general manager of its South-East Asia region.
Yang joins Lenovo from Acer, where he has served in leadership positions across Asia Pacific for over two decades, including as managing director of Thailand, Indochina and Australia, Lenovo said in a statement.
His diverse achievements in Acer include rapidly expanding the brand’s presence in the region and successfully launching its operations in Myanmar and Vietnam.
Lenovo’s South-East Asia region includes the markets of Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
“South-East Asia is a critical region for Lenovo’s continued success in Asia Pacific,” said Roderick Lappin, president, Lenovo Asia Pacific.
“Already, we have achieved tremendous momentum in these fast-growing markets with our PCs, tablets and smartphones, and will continue to pursue the tremendous opportunities in the region aggressively.
“I am confident that Dr Yang’s strong leadership and deep experience in the industry and in this part of the world will be invaluable to accelerating our business growth,” he added.
Yang will replace Kong Meng Koh, vice president and the company’s previous Asean general manager, who will be taking on a new role of driving Lenovo’s Enterprise Business Group in Asia Pacific.
“Lenovo has achieved such incredible global success as the No 1 PC brand and an emerging leader in mobile devices, yet South-East Asia still presents immense opportunities for growth,” said Yang.
“I am honoured to have this opportunity to work with the outstanding leadership and talented team at Lenovo to further grow its brand and standing in the market here,” he added.
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