New Delhi, Jun 29 (PTI) : Technology major Lenovo today said it has appointed Rahul Agarwal as the Managing Director of its India operations with immediate effect.
Agarwal succeeds Amar Babu, who will now take on a regional mandate as Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific and Chairman, Lenovo India.
“Rahul Agarwal takes charge at a time when Lenovo is gearing up for its next phase of growth, diversifying beyond PCs into the smart connected devices while maintaining a strong PC focus,” Lenovo said in a statement.
India plays a key role in the transformation and therefore, is an extremely critical market for the company, it added.
“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,” Lenovo President (Asia Pacific) Roderick Lappin said.
Agarwal, over the last three years, has led Lenovo’s commercial business and has managed various roles in sales and marketing over the last 10 years.
In 2014, Lenovo held the third spot with 15.8 per cent market share in the Indian PC segment, while it is aiming to be among the top three in the Indian smartphone market.