Lenovo announced appointment of Abdullah Bahanshal as the new Country Manager for Saudi Arabia within Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group. In his new leadership role, Abdullah will be responsible for managing and growing country revenue within the Kingdom. He will also support customers with insights backed by his years of experience in IT and Digital Transformation.
Abdullah brings with him over 20 years of experience in the ICT industry especially around leadership, strategic sales and development. He comes to Lenovo ISG from Honeywell, where he was the Country Sales Leader for the Productivity Solutions and Services (PSS) sales team. He also focused on end user relationship through channel parties across the Kingdom, while also developing country growth strategic plans. Prior to that, he worked with global ICT brands like Huawei, Cisco Systems and Cerner. During his tenure at previous ICT firms, he won awards for performance, sales and strategy, while also being one of the first Saudi nationals to be certified as an ICF coach.
Abdullah comes from a diverse academic background as he holds a BSc in Pharmaceutical Science and MSc in Health Informatics from King Saud University, KSA. He is also certified in Project and Program Management (PMP & PgMP) while also being an ICF certified coach specialized in Personal and Career Coaching. He is currently pursuing his MSc studies in Psychology. He also volunteers part time with Monsha’at to help and support entrepreneurs.
Alaa Bawab, Lenovo General Manager Middle East and Africa said: “Abdullah brings with him years of senior experience in the ICT industry and has worked with some of the biggest names. His knowledge, talent and skill make him a vital part of our expansion into the Kingdom. We believe in his leadership experience and are confident that he can take forward our presence in the Kingdom to new heights and establish Lenovo as an industry leader.”
Abdullah is also an avid traveller and reader, who spends his free time writing short stories, visiting museums and watching soccer. He also actively provides coaching sessions for career and personal coaching.