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David McQuarrie becomes UK Lenovo boss as Marc Godin moves on

Godin will now take on an EMEA position
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Lenovo has announced that David McQuarrie will lead Lenovo's UK and Ireland business going forwards, replacing Marc Godin, who is taking on another position in the company.

McQuarrie is currently VP and general manager of Lenovo’s North region in EMEA (Nordics, Benelux and Baltics), and will now take on the additional role of leading Lenovo’s business in UK and Ireland.

He succeeds Godin, who has led the UK and Ireland business for the last three years, where he has taken the PC business market share from 11.9 per cent two years ago to today’s 17.4 per cent - and number two position. 

Godin has also almost doubled Lenovo's market share in the consumer space, going from number five in consumer PCs two years ago to a number two position of 15.2 per cent today.

Prior to leading the North region for Lenovo, McQuarrie headed up the company’s SMB and consumer business in Western Europe, meaning the UK market and channel landscape are familiar to him. 

Godin will now take on an EMEA position as VP supply chain, which will see the company grow its product portfolio.

This news comes after Lenovo announced other promotions, with Liu Jun stepping down as head of Lenovo's mobile business group.

In addition, Chen Xudong has been appointed to lead this division and become chairman of Motorola Mobility.

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