Dec 10, 2018
Christian Teismann is senior vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Business Segment for Lenovo’s PCs and smart devices. He is responsible for strategy, end-to-end customer engagement, and product portfolio including the legendary ThinkPad, Lenovo’s workstations, Chrome and smart office offerings worldwide. He has also successfully led Lenovo’s Global Accounts Business for over 10 years, with clients that comprise the world’s top Fortune 500 companies.
Christian is also acting President & general manager for the North America geography and in that role he is responsible for North America sales, daily operations, growth and profitability of the region -- encompassing the United States and Canada.
Prior to this he was vice president, Worldwide Relationship Model and was responsible for creating Lenovo's sales processes and organizations for enterprise customers, after Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. Christian joined Lenovo from IBM where he was vice president of Sales Operations for IBM's Personal Systems Group.
He holds a degree in economics from the University of Hohenheim and a Masters of Business Administration from the Business Academy in Stuttgart, Germany.
Christian is one of the companies executive experts on the technology behind workplace transformation. I invited him onto my daily tech podcast to explore a few themes such as the unintended consequences of open environments and remote working.
We also discuss the role mobility plays, requiring adaptable solutions to move from open space to coffee shops to huddle rooms and much more.