Eric Cador, the former HP executive Lenovo poached a year ago to run its EMEA region, is leaving Lenovo, citing "strategic disagreements", CRN sister publication Channelnomics Europe reports.
Cador's last day at Lenovo is today and his EMEA president role will now be subsumed by Latin American president Luca Rossi, Lenovo confirmed in a statement.
Lenovo lost ground to market leader HP in the EMEA PC market in Q1 2016 as its shipments fell 15 per cent year on year, according to IDC. The overall market shrank by 14.6 per cent.
Cador (pictured), who was previously at HP for 28 years, most recently as its EMEA PC chief, is returning to his consulting business, Lenovo said.
In a post on LinkedIn, Cador said he was leaving "following strategic disagreements".
"The leadership experience has been valuable even if far too short," he said.
Rossi joined Lenovo last year from Acer, where he was EMEA president, and before that held a top role at Asus.
In the year he has led the Latin American business, Rossi has "transformed our results and share in what are very complex and diverse markets", Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci said in a statement.
"As we look forward he has a great foundation laid by Eric to build on - a foundation that with Luca's leadership and experience will ensure we can deliver on our business ambitions as a company," Lanci added.
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