Chinese PC-maker Lenovo yesterday appointed Ma Daojie (in Chinese), a former China Mobile executive, as the executive vice president of its China Mobile Business Group (MBG), as it tries to bolster its teetering smartphone business.

Ma, also ex-general manager of China Telecom’s mobile terminal subsidiary eSurfing, will report to Gina Qiao, Lenovo’s senior vice president and MGB co-president, and assist the China MBG achieve strategic breakthroughs and transformation.

The move comes after Jiang Zhen, a former mid-level Samsung executive, joined Lenovo last month as the firm’s vice president heading China MBG in product strategy and product management.

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Sheila Yu is a Shanghai-based technology writer. She brings readers the biggest news from Chinese language tech media. Reach her at sheila@technode.com.