Ma, also ex-general manager of China Telecom’s mobile terminal subsidiary eSurfing, will report to Gina Qiao, Lenovo’s senior vice president and MGB co-president, and assist in helping the China MBG achieve strategic breakthroughs and transformation.
The move comes after Jiang Zhen, a former mid-level Samsung executive, joined Lenovo last month as the firm’s vice president heading China MBG in product strategy and product management.
Moreover, the Chinese technology giant has already poached Gary Yu, former general manager at China Mobile’s Zhejiang subsidiary, to serve as its vice president in charge of smartphone sales.
With the PC market shrinking, Lenovo has been striving to diversify its revenue source, whose PC and smart device business account for around 70% of its total revenue, according to the financial report. However, it has not fared well in its endeavor into the smartphone business.