Lenovo fishes in Brit PC pond for new UK boss

www.theregister.co.uk | 9/25/2017 | Staff
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Lenovo confirmed to the UK teamsters this morning at 9am that a new boss is set to parachute into the vacant MD’s hot seat locally in a little under six weeks.

Preben Fjeld will take control of ops as GM from 1 November - he quit Acer last week where he was the UK country manager from July 2015.

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In a statement to staff, seen by The Reg, EMEA CEO Francois Bornibus, described Fjeld as an “experienced leader with a strong understanding of the dynamics” of the British PC sector, one in which Lenovo has struggled of late.

According to distributor sales data for Q2, Lenovo’s UK shipments crashed 22.6 per cent year-on-year, roughly twice the decline of total sales across the entire market, far cry from the double-digit gains of yesteryear.

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