Lenovo Data Center Group appoints Giovanni Di Filippo as EMEA President



Giovanni Di Filippo

Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) has appointed Giovanni Di Filippo as President, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The company said that Di Filippo will drive the business in the EMEA region and build on relationships with data centre partners and customers.

Through various senior leadership roles, he has transformed sales organisations within international, multi-billion-dollar technology companies, according to the company.

Before Lenovo DCG, Giovanni was VP of EMEA for Channels, Sales & Strategic Alliances with Riverbed Technology.

Prior to this time, he held several Global Vice President-level positions within SAP’s global channel & sales divisions.


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Following a period as the Managing Director of Central & Eastern Europe and the Gulf region for Cisco, he also went onto expand this role to lead the entire CEE, CIS and Middle East region as well, covering 42 countries in total with a $3bn business.

Before this, he gained leadership experience with Sun Microsystems and Compaq Computers driving sales in international environments.

In more recent times, Di Filippo has worked with several European startups – providing consultancy to ensure sustained growth and helping to set up their international sales organisations- which gave him invaluable insight into business agility and innovation.

“For me, technology has the potential to do so much for the digital society if we think more about the people at the centre of it all, and encourage greater collaboration- how technology should work smarter for everyone, how it can truly enable us to make everyday life easier, even how it can help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges,” said Di Filippo.

Giovanni lives in Zurich, Switzerland, and has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in various subjects, such as Banking, Business Administration, Sales and Marketing, and several Business Diploma’s from around the world.

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