Global technology leader Lenovo has just announced the appointment Roderick Lappin as the new president for the Asia-Pacific region, re-uniting the Asia-Pacific Emerging Markets (APEM), and the Asia-Pacific Mature Markets (APMM) businesses into a single unit.
Lapin has been a key person in driving the success of the APMM business, allowing the company to take the top spot in PC sales in Japan, and facilitating the successful of the consumer business in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Lappin will continue to lead the Japan and ANZ business, and and will report to Gianfranco Lanci, Lenovo’s chief operating officer and executive senior vice president.
“Rod has a wealth of experience in creating successful businesses in mature and emerging markets, making him the best person to head up the new Asia-Pacific business for Lenovo,” said Lanci. “With Rod at the helm, I am confident the business across Asia-Pacific will continue to thrive and will experience a whole new level of success, just like NEC Lenovo Japan Group in Japan over the last three years under his strong leadership.”