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Lenovo may be considering an executive shakeup this year

Lenovo may be considering an executive shakeup this year
Lenovo may be considering an executive shakeup this year
The sinking Motorola brand has been a growing thorn on parent company Lenovo to the point where new leadership is now on the table.

If all else fails, a change of leadership can sometimes turn a company around. Lenovo is currently the largest PC manufacturer in the world - or second, depending on who you ask - and most of its divisions are in the black as of this past fiscal quarter. Its smartphone division, however, has been so incredibly unprofitable that it's dragging down all of Lenovo's other successful arms. Additionally, Lenovo has been slowly losing its top spot in the PC market to HP despite the healthy numbers.

The unsuccessful Motorola smartphone business cannot continue indefinitely. Current Lenovo CEO and Chairman Yang Yuanqing has been at the helm since 2009 after CEO Bill Amelio stepped down due to deep losses during the global economic crisis. Yuanqing's leadership has been responsible for Lenovo's strong PC arm, but he was also integral in the acquisition of Motorola Mobility in 2014.

The successor to Yuanqing could be Liu Jun who is currently Executive VP of Lenovo's own smartphone division. Should a reshuffling occur, it could be a drastic change in how Lenovo will handle consumer smartphones moving forward.

Lenovo unveiled the Moto Z flagship smartphone for North America at Tech World 2016 in San Francisco, but the manufacturer has skipped the event altogether this year and instead announced the Moto Z2 Play to much less fanfare.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-06- 9 (Update: 2017-06- 9)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.