Lenovo Data Center Group announced that it has appointed Giovanni Di Filippo as President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company says that it hopes this appointment will further business and relationships within the three regions.
According to the company, Giovanni brings a wealth of experience. Through various senior leadership roles, he has transformed sales organisations within international, multi-billion-dollar technology companies.
Before Lenovo, Giovanni was VP of EMEA for Channels, Sales & Strategic Alliances with Riverbed Technology, where his channel-first oriented strategy led in 2018 to become the Geography of the Year.
Prior to this time, he held several Global Vice President-level positions within SAP’s global channel & sales divisions. Following a period as the Managing Director of Central & Eastern Europe and the Gulf region for Cisco, he also went onto expand this role to lead the entire CEE, CIS and Middle East region as well, covering 42 countries in total with a $3bn business. Before this, he gained leadership experience with Sun Microsystems and Compaq Computers driving sales in international environments.
In more recent times, Giovanni has worked with several European startups – providing consultancy to ensure sustained growth and helping to set up their international sales organisations- which gave him invaluable insight into business agility and innovation.
“For me, technology has the potential to do so much for the digital society if we think more about the people at the centre of it all, and encourage greater collaboration- how technology should work smarter for everyone, how it can truly enable us to make everyday life easier, even how it can help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges,” says As Giovanni.
Giovanni currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland. He has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in various subjects, such as Banking, Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, and several Business Diploma’s from around the world.
“We are very pleased to have Giovanni onboard and wish him a warm welcome to the Lenovo DCG family,” concludes the statement from Lenovo.
Edited by Jenna Delport
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