Lenovo appoints John Harber as UKI general manager

Lenovo has announced the appointment of John Harber as general manager of its UK and Ireland business, who has over two decades of experience in the consumer tech space.

Harber joins Lenovo from wearable tech firm Jawbone, where he ran the global sales and operations organisation and was at the forefront of the company’s launch into Europe.

Prior to Jawbone, he also held senior positions at Sony Ericsson and Sony UK, during which time he spearheaded the launch of multiple new consumer products to market.

Based in Lenovo’s Hook office in Hampshire, Harber will report into David McQuarrie, vice president and general manager of Lenovo North Europe.

He will be responsible for driving the company’s continued growth in enterprise and public sector, with a focus on server, as well as utilising his previous experience to drive Lenovo’s PC and tablet business.

“Lenovo is a dynamic company which is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of today’s consumers,” said McQuarrie.

“John’s experience, especially within emerging technologies will help guide the company to drive further growth and boost market share across the entire business.”

Harber commented: “Over the last ten years Lenovo has grown into a phenomenal brand and technology innovator. I’m looking forward to joining the ambitious and hardworking team to help the company achieve new heights in the both the UK and Ireland.”

Last month, Lenovo opened its first branded retail experience zones in the UK with Dixons Carphone.

The initiative will be running for a 12-month trial period to begin with, and could be rolled out to other Dixons Carphone stores depending on its success.

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