Ahmed Khalil to head Lenovo in Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Khalil, Lenovo's new General Manager for KSA

World’s No. 2 PC company, Lenovo announcedthe appointment of Ahmed Khalil as the new General Manager for the Saudi Arabia to expand its presence and growing customer base in the Kingdom.

Khalil brings more than 15 years of high achievements in the field of IT, Consumer Electronics and Management Consultancy to the Saudi Arabian market. Khalil’s past experience has spanned Saudi Arabia and the GCC with an in-depth focus and expertise in sales, channel marketing, team management, as well as business start-up and development.

“It is an exciting time in the Kingdom, with the tech savvy, computer literate consumer on the rise and the market’s undeniable need for more innovative and reliable technology products for work and home. I believe that Lenovo’s diverse range of products, modern corporate culture, and commitment to tailoring its efforts to each local market will propel the brand to become a valuable technology provider in Saudi Arabia.” said Ahmed Khalil, new General Manager for KSA at Lenovo.

A report recently completed by the International Data Corporation (IDC) indicated thatLenovo achieved a noteworthy increase in market share in Saudi Arabia, rising 1.9 points quarter over quarter from FYQ1 2011-12 to FYQ2 2011-12, and 1.3 points from an annual perspective with a 2-spots rise in rankings amongst competitors.

Jack Lee, Vice President for Lenovo Group and Regional General Manager of Middle East and Africa said, “Saudi Arabia is an important market to Lenovo’s overall emerging market strategy. Over the last quarter we witnessed significant market growth and are committed to growing our presence in the market and expanding our consumer and enterprise outreach. Ahmed is a highly experienced individual and brings a wealth of knowledge to Lenovo in Saudi Arabia. We believe under his leadership Lenovo will continue its strong growth pattern in KSA, helping us reach our global goal to become one of the world’s leading personal technology companies.”

Last year, Lenovo reported record revenue of $21.6bn and currently has a record market share of 13.5%.