(Yicai Global) March 14 -- International Business Machine announced today that it has appointed Chen Xudong as IBM China general manager. Chen previously spent 24 years at Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, rising to the rank of senior vice president.
Chen will report to Paul Burton, general manager of IBM Asia Pacific, IBM China announced on its official WeChat account.
Chen was also president of China and APAC emerging markets and president of mobile business during his time at Lenovo Group between 1993 and 2017, gaining experience in sales and channel management as well as business operation and regional management.
After leaving Lenovo, Chen served as an executive at Nanjing-based 3C retailer Sanpower Group, Beijing-based e-commerce services platform Meituan and state-backed chip giant Tsinghua Unigroup.
New York-based IBM is the world's biggest information technology services provider. Its revenues tallied USD57.4 billion last year, up 3.9 percent from 2020, according to its most recent annual results. It didn't specify results in the Chinese market but said revenues from the Asia Pacific region, including China, rose by 2.8 percent on the year to USD11.6 billion.
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