Rick Osterloh

Lenovo has announced a reorganization that sees the Chinese vendor's mobile division split across two business groups. Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh — who has been at the helm since 2014 — is leaving the organization, with Xudong Chen and Aymar de Lencquesaing appointed as co-presidents of the Mobile Business Group.

Osterloh handled the transition of Motorola following its acquisition by Lenovo, integrating the manufacturer's product offerings into the Chinese vendor's portfolio. While the two brands have functioned as standalone entities thus far, Lenovo is expected to unify branding and software features starting later this year.

From the official announcement:

Rick Osterloh has decided to leave Motorola Mobility. His steady leadership since Lenovo's acquisition is appreciated and Lenovo wishes him continued success in the future. The Motorola Mobility teams that currently report to Osterloh will now report under de Lencquesaing, who will become Chairman and President of Motorola.

Chen will be responsible for China, while de Lencquesaing — the former head of Lenovo North America — will look after the vendor's interests in global markets. Both executives will report directly to Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang.

The mobile division will focus on handsets and wearables, while the newly-minted PC & Smart Device Business Group will handle PCs, tablets, phablets, gaming and smart home products, as well as all Chrome OS devices. Former Acer executive Gianfranco Lanci will head up the PC division.

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