Lenovo Appoints New SVP, Intelligent Devices Group – ON Partners

Jan 29, 2024

Steven Long Appointed as New Commercial Segment Senior Vice President for Intelligent Devices Group at Lenovo

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Lenovo announced the appointment of Steven Long as the new Senior Vice President of the Intelligent Devices Group (IDG) commercial segment, effective February 26, 2024. Long’s arrival comes at a critical point in Lenovo’s transformation journey, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. He steps into the role previously held by Marco Andresen, who will continue his leadership position as Chief Operating Officer for Lenovo’s IDG.

In his new role at Lenovo, Long will oversee IDG’s end-to-end commercial business, including strategy and profit and loss responsibilities. He will spearhead the commercial segment’s holistic operations, such as day-to-day management, listening to and incorporating the voice of the customer, and ensuring commercial customer feedback and user insights are central to business strategies and decisions while aligning with broader overall objectives. His team will collaborate across global markets to define product strategies and roadmaps. Additionally, under his leadership Lenovo will further propel growth in areas like OEM, education, smart collaboration, and cybersecurity. Long will be part of the IDG Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Lenovo IDG President, Luca Rossi, and will relocate from Singapore to Raleigh, North Carolina.

“Steve’s proven record at Intel, paired with his deep understanding of the technology sector, makes him the ideal leader to steer our commercial segment,” said Luca Rossi, President of IDG at Lenovo. “Under Steve’s new leadership, we expect to accelerate our commercial business even more to enhance profitability, competitiveness, and our foothold in the AI era.”

Reflecting on his new role, Steven Long remarked, “I’m deeply inspired by Lenovo’s commitment to innovation and driving intelligent transformation for its customers. Lenovo’s commercial products and solutions play a pivotal role in this vision, especially for businesses at the forefront of enterprise and emerging technologies. I look forward to contributing to Lenovo’s mission, ensuring that we meet and exceed the technological needs and expectations of our customers in this dynamic era of AI.”

Long’s career spans nearly 24 years at Intel, where he has held numerous leadership roles. He was instrumental in steering Intel’s business across the Asia Pacific and Japan region, significantly contributing to new revenue streams and business growth. Long’s experience includes leading global sales for Intel’s largest business unit, the Client Compute Group, and holding pivotal roles in the Latin America region and the Americas Sales team for Global Accounts.

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Lenovo is a US $62 billion revenue global technology powerhouse, ranked #217 in the Fortune Global 500, employing 77,000 people around the world, and serving millions of customers every day in 180 markets. Focused on a bold vision to deliver Smarter Technology for All, Lenovo has built on its success as the world’s largest PC company by further expanding into growth areas that fuel the advancement of ‘New IT’ technologies (client, edge, cloud, network, and intelligence) including server, storage, mobile, software, solutions, and services. This transformation together with Lenovo’s world-changing innovation is building a more inclusive, trustworthy, and smarter future for everyone, everywhere. Lenovo is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange under Lenovo Group Limited (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY). To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

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