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Lenovo Selects Shailendra Katyal to Lead India Business

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Lenovo, one of the globally leading technology companies, appoints Shailendra Katyal as the Managing Director of Lenovo PC and smart devices business Group (PCSD) in India and Site Leader for Lenovo Group in the country, effective from May 1. Katyal succeeds Rahul Agarwal who has decided to move on after completing 20 years at Lenovo

"During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers. I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support. I am confident in Shailendra's success thanks to his extensive experience in Lenovo and in the industry. I would also like to thank Rahul for everything he has done to maximize Lenovo's growth over the past two decades. I would also like to thank Rahul for everything he has done to maximize Lenovo’s growth over the past two decades. He has contributed immensely to the company’s success. I wish him the best as he pursues new opportunities in the entrepreneurial space," said Amar Babu, President, Lenovo Asia Pacific.

Katyal, who is currently Executive Director at Lenovo India PC and Smart Devices Group, leading the consumer business, joined Lenovo in 2011. He has held various roles in marketing, consumer PC and tablets, home and small business, as well as e-commerce. Prior to joining Lenovo, he spent a decade building iconic FMCG brands.

During this difficult time in India, we are working hard to ensure the safety of our employees, partners and customers. I am grateful that we have excellent leaders in place to bring our team together and offer this support

According to CMR, Lenovo continued to lead the India tablet market in Q1 2021. This well aligns with the company’s statement that it will open 100 new ‘Lenovo Exclusive Stores’" (LES) in India in the financial year 2021-2022. It indeed has opened 400th Lenovo Exclusive Store in Bengaluru as part of its effort to continue offline retail expansion during the pandemic.

The brand has now reached across 180 cities in India with 270 channel partners. Lenovo currently has 63,000 employees and operates in 180 markets around the world.

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