Lenovo has appointed Amar Babu to lead the company’s business in the overall Asia Pacific (APAC) region, including Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, and India / South Asia.
He succeeds Ken Wong, who will become President, Lenovo Solutions and Services Group, to capitalize on the Group’s service-led transformation growth opportunities.
Leading Lenovo APAC
Babu is currently Vice President & Services Operations Leader, Lenovo Intelligent Devices Group, a post he took up in 2018.
He was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo Asia Pacific for three years, and prior to that was Managing Director, Lenovo India and South Asia, starting from 2007.
Prior to Lenovo, Babu worked at several leading Indian and global corporations, including Citibank, Idea Cellular, HCL Information Systems, and Intel. He has been a key figure in the Indian IT industry and was a member of the Manufacturer’s Association for IT, where he served on the Executive Committee for three years, and worked closely with the government to create policies and initiatives to accelerate India’s digital transformation.
Babu believes strongly in diversity and inclusion and serves on Lenovo’s Diversity & Inclusion board.
Babu holds an MBA degree from XLRI Jamshedpur, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology. He is based in Mumbai with his wife and son, and enjoys cooking and riding bikes in his spare time.