Here you will find the bios of Lenovo MBG/Motorola Mobility's executive leadership team.
Co-President, Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG)
Chairman & President, Motorola Mobility
Sergio was appointed Lenovo MBG co-president and Motorola chairman and president in February 2018. In this role, Sergio leads all facets of Lenovo’s Mobile business, including R&D, product, sales, strategy, and supply chain, across global markets, excluding China. As a 20-year veteran of Motorola, Sergio has held various leadership roles within the Company. Most recently, he was the senior vice president and general manager for MBG Latin America, responsible for the business strategy for all operations in the region. Under Sergio’s leadership, the Company has seen significant market growth in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Peru, reaching the #2 position in market share across the region. Previously, Sergio led the Mobile Devices business for Latin America, and spent two years in Mexico City as the regional sales director for América Móvil. Before that, he spent three years in the U.S. leading the Strategic Planning and Companion Products businesses for the Americas region. Sergio previously held leadership positions at IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. Sergio holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a postgraduate degree from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), and bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of São Paulo’s Escola Politécnica.
Vice President of Global Product Development
Motorola Mobility and Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG)
Shakil leads Development of Product and Hardware Design, System & Product Architecture, Component Technologies, and Global Product Integration & Test. As a 20-year veteran of Motorola, Shakil has led product design teams responsible for delivering the Moto X, Nexus 6, and the iconic Moto 360 smartwatch fashion and sport variants. In 2011, he created a completely new product segment in consumer electronics with the MOTOACTV Fitness and Health Product - including development of the web portal, smartphone app and associated accessories. Prior to this, Shakil ran Motorola’s Platform Planning and System Architecture team, responsible for the Planning, Architecture and System Design of all GMS, UMTS and 4G Mobile Device Platforms - driving many aspects of the business including chipset strategy, supplier selection, connectivity, imaging and display technologies. Shakil holds 7 patents issued and has 4 pending, and he received his BSEE degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his MSEE degree from National Technological University. Shakil is based in Chicago.
Vice President & General Manager
Europe & Global Telco Accounts
Lenovo Mobile Business Group
Antony is responsible for the sales and marketing of Motorola smartphones across Europe and Global Telco Accounts. His focus includes driving our business strategy for sales activities and leading customer relationships. Antony joined Lenovo from Sony Mobile Communications where he held various positions since 2007, the last one being Vice President EMEA and Head of Global Consumer Units. Before that, he spent 14 years with Wrigley/Mars in various roles, such as Regional Managing Director South Europe. Antony started his career with HP as part of the Automated System Applications Sales team. Antony is based in London.
Executive Director and General Manager, MBG Emerging Markets Region
Augustin is responsible for Motorola phone sales in the Emerging Markets region, including most of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, Africa, ASEAN countries, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Republic of Korea. In this role, Augustin leads a team to drive the region’s sales and marketing strategy, and build customer relationships. Previously, Augustin served as Lenovo MBG’s Asia Pacific Region COO as well as ASEAN GM. Prior to that, he was Chief of Staff for MBG’s president and Senior Leadership Team, and was also in charge of selected global customer relationships. His other Lenovo leadership roles include EMEA Telco Business Development Director and General Manager for South of Europe. Prior to joining Lenovo in January 2014, Augustin worked with Orange Group, where he led the Orange European Product Portfolio. His career experience includes working for NEC and Acer, both in Europe and Asia, where he held several business control, supply chain, sales, and marketing leadership positions. Augustin started his career in Finance with Arthur Andersen after graduating from EDHEC Business School. Augustin is also an alumnus of INSEAD and CEDEP. He is based in Singapore.
VP, MBG Global Product Experience
Alex and his team focus on improving user experience via various smart Moto features like Moto Action, Moto Voice, Moto Display, Smart Camera, and AI. Before this, Alex held a number of leadership roles at Lenovo, including Head of MBG China Software and ZUK co-Founder. His career contributions and achievements include helping to launch Lenovo’s Mobile Business, driving significant revenue from LeStore, and founding Lenovo’s Mobile Game business. As a visionary in the field, Alex raised the original idea of SHAREit, a Lenovo application which has billions of users today. Alex holds an EMBA degree from CEIBS.
Vice President, Global Product Leader
Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG)
Dan joined Lenovo in July 2016 to lead all product functions for the Mobile Business Group, including both Lenovo and Motorola Global Product Development teams, Software Engineering, Consumer Experience Design, Portfolio Planning, Product Management and Program Management. Before coming to Lenovo, Dan was the CMO and VP of Global Marketing, Design, and Products at TCL Communication. His extensive background in driving product success is complimented by his past experience working with Motorola when he was the VP of Mass Market Portfolio based in China from 2010-2012. Dan's experience also includes strategic roles at Philips Mobile Phones, Altran Technology and France Telecom. He holds an engineering degree from the Institute Superieure d'Electricite de Paris and a master's in advanced computer science from the Ecole Superieure d'Electricite. Dan Dery is based in Chicago.
Vice President, Business Operations, Lenovo MBG and Motorola Mobility
Grant joined the Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG) in 2014 through the Motorola Mobility acquisition. He oversees demand and supply, inventory, and life cycle management, and is the central point of contact for all supply chain-related activities for MBG. Grant has worked in supply chain for 20 years, including ramping the first Motorola Android smartphone and launching multiple global manufacturing facilities. He is also a patent holder in Supplier Sales & Operations Planning. Prior to joining Lenovo in 2014, Grant held a variety of leadership positions at Del Monte Foods, Continental AG, and Motorola. Grant holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. He is based in Chicago.
Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications Lenovo MBG and Motorola Mobility
Jan joined the Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG) team in May 2016 and oversees global marketing and communications, including brand identity and advertising, digital and social media, corporate and consumer PR, measurement, and analytics for MBG and Motorola Mobility. Prior to his current role, Jan was vice president of marketing for Lenovo Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he was responsible for developing and driving all marketing and communication activities across Lenovo products and segments in the EMEA region. Before joining Lenovo in 2012, Jan held marketing leadership roles at Hewlett Packard and Procter & Gamble. He earned his PhD in Polymer Chemistry from University College Dublin, and is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.
Vice President & General Manager, North America
Lenovo Mobile Business Group and Motorola
Rudi leads the company’s relationships with wireless operators and retailers in North America. He brings 15 years of experience working in sales, marketing operations, and technology positions across high-tech, consumer goods and telecom industries, including Google, America Movil (AMX), Kirin, Nokia, IBM, and EMC Corporation. Prior to joining Motorola, Rudi served as Chief Operations Officer for Claro Brazil, a mobile network operator with over 60 million wireless subscribers. He earned a degree in Electronic Engineering from FAAP in Brazil and has an MBA from FDC/Kellogg, having complemented his education at the London Business School. Rudi is based in Chicago.
Strategy and Sales Operations Leader, Chief Transformation Officer
Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG)
Francois is Lenovo's Chief Transformation Officer for the Mobile Business Group and also leads Strategy and Sales Operations for Mobile. In this role, Francois is responsible for developing and maintaining Lenovo’s Mobile strategy, and leading Sales Operations globally. He also oversees our overall Mobile transformation, focused on reshaping the business globally and end to end across all business units and teams to achieve our strategic imperatives. Francois joined Lenovo in 2012 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, where he focused on Lenovo's global growth strategy and strategic initiatives, including the acquisition of Motorola Mobility & IBM’s System X division. Prior to joining Lenovo, Francois held various strategic positions at Intel, Dell and McKinsey & Co. He holds an MBA from Duke University and Honors Commerce degree from Queen’s University (Canada). Francois is based in Morrisville, NC.
Vice President, Human Resources Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG)
Alice leads the HR partner team to support the Mobile Business Group. In recent years, she led HR activities related to Lenovo’s acquisition of Motorola, including organizational changes and integration. Prior to MBG, Alice held HR leadership roles with Lenovo’s PC Product Group, Corporate Research & Technology, Finance, IT/BT, and Service. Her experience at Lenovo also includes Investor Relations and Marketing. Alice was actively involved in Lenovo’s IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the acquisition of IBM’s PC business, and Lenovo’s Olympic global sponsorship from 2004 to 2008. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg Business School of Northwestern University and received her bachelor’s degree from Beijing University. Alice is based in Beijing.
Executive Director and Asia Pacific
Leader Lenovo Mobile Business Group and Motorola
Shashank is responsible for Lenovo and Motorola’s smartphone business across the Asia Pacific region, which includes India, Indonesia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. He oversees the region’s business strategy, sales, operations, marketing and customer relationships. Prior to this role, Shashank managed the business operations and transformation of MBG’s global product organization. He was also the leader of Lenovo Middle East & Africa’s (MEA) smartphone business for three years, launching and driving sales of mobile devices in the region. Shashank has over 23 years of IT and mobile industry experience in sales, product management and operations. His credentials include holding several sales leadership positions at ACER for various countries in MEA. Shashank holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree from The National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, and a Masters in Management from MIP, Milan.
Chief Financial Officer
Sanjay oversees global financial activities for Motorola Mobility. Over his 18-year career with Motorola, Sanjay has held various executive and management roles in Finance and Operations in Mobility and Infrastructure businesses, gaining extensive experience across international markets including Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and Central/Eastern Europe. Prior to becoming CFO, Sanjay led Motorola’s Global Go-to-Market Finance and Sales Operations team, driving quarter-over-quarter growth and performance by implementing leading practices and governance processes across the organization. Sanjay previously held leadership positions in China, India, Singapore, and Indonesia before moving to the US. Sanjay is a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost and Management Accountant. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University.
Global MBG General Counsel
Courtney leads legal matters across Lenovo’s Mobile Business Group in North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and EMEA. Previously, she led commercial legal teams focused on relationships with Lenovo’s key suppliers and channel partners. Courtney was also instrumental in re-launching Motorola’s philanthropic Foundation, including overseeing the company’s charitable work, engaging employees as volunteers, and fostering relationships with strategic nonprofits. Prior to joining the company, Courtney clerked for the Honorable David W. McKeague on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, litigated global disputes at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and led a large health care facility. She also recently served on the board of directors for a successful software company. Courtney received her B.A. from Hope College, and her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where she served on the executive board of the NU Law Review. Courtney is based in Chicago.
Vice President, Global Software Engineering Leader
Motorola Mobility and Lenovo Mobile Business Group (MBG)
Dave leads all Software Engineering for the Mobile Business Group, including all Software Platforms, Android OS Integration, Moto Experiences and Customizations, Software Integration and Validation, and Cloud Services and Analytics. He has more than 30 years of experience working at Motorola and has developed software for products used in the mobile industry ranging from cellular network equipment to mobile handsets and smartphones. His legacy includes leading software development for iconic devices such as the StarTAC and RAZR, and has been an integral leader in our smartphone development teams for the last 7 years including the Moto Z and Moto Mods products. Dave holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree in Management from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Dave is based in Chicago.