Lenovo appoints Pankaj Harjai as the Head of SMB

Posted by News Room On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 0 comments

Lenovo has appointed Pankaj Harjai as the head of their newly minted Small and Medium Business (SMB) business group. In addition to this, Pankaj has also taken charge of Lenovo’s commercial channel business. He will be reporting to Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director, Lenovo India.In his new role Pankaj will lead sales, product, and go-to-market strategy for the SMB vertical. He is also tasked with managing and growing the partner base for the commercial channel segment.Announcing the appointment, Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director, Lenovo India said, “SMB as an individual business group is in line with our overall objective of simplifying the existing structure. It also ensures that our customers get access to expertise that fits their business and technology needs. This becomes especially critical for SMBs, with their growing need for technology in order to remain relevant and yet, limited access to in-house expertise. I am certain that Pankaj’s industry expertise will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our SMB footprint grows from strength to strength.”On his appointment, Pankaj Harjai said, “With 45% contribution to India’s total industrial output and 40% of the country’s total exports, the SMB market sees immense potential for growth. Clearly, as business expands, the appetite for technology among SMBs is set to grow at the same pace. The role of technology companies such as Lenovo becomes critical in this dynamic landscape. I am excited about my new role at Lenovo and look forward to working towards the next wave of digitally empowered SMBs.”Pankaj has been a part of Lenovo since August 2012. Before his appointment as the head of the SMB group in Lenovo India, he was the Sub Regional General Manager for the West Region. Pankaj has close to two decades of experience, during which he has built deep expertise in areas such as channel management, strategy, sales, and product management.

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