When it was announced last week that Emilio Ghilardi was stepping down as Lenovo's North America president, is was both surprising and not surprising.
Ghilardi, who joined Lenovo in mid-2015 as COO, was in the president's chair for less than a year and a half, and had in recent months expressed confidence in the long-term strategies he had developed and the new channel-focused executive team he had formed since taking the China-based company's top North America job.
Ghilardi is the fifth executive to have held the North America president position in the past five years. All but one have moved on from the company. Here's a rundown.