Microsoft leadership changes to align with the vision and strategy

Microsoft CEO Satya is not afraid of taking risks when it comes to believing in “the vision” he announced when he joined the company. Yesterday, Satya sent out an email to all Microsoft employees announcing the changes in the leadership.
 
We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three core ambitions,” said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “This change will enable us to deliver better products and services that our customers love at a more rapid pace.
 
Terry Myerson will lead a newly formed team, Windows and Devices Group (WDG). Scott Guthrie will continue to lead the Cloud and Enterprise division.
 
The following is the list of leadership team: 
  • Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer
  • Chris Capossela, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Planning
  • Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise
  • Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development
  • Qi Lu, Executive Vice President, Applications and Services Group
  • Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group
  • Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Research
  • Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs
  • Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer

As a result of the organizational moves, Stephen Elop, Kirill Tatarinov and Eric Rudder will leave Microsoft after a designated transition period. Unrelated to the engineering restructuring changes, Chief Insights Officer Mark Penn has decided to pursue another venture outside Microsoft and will be leaving the company in September.
 
Microsoft’s head of phones, Jo Harlow is also leaving the company. Jo is a former Nokia executive who joined Microsoft when Microsoft acquired Nokia’s phone business. Terry Myerson will be the in charge of Microsoft Surface, Xbox, Microsoft Phone, Microsoft Band, HoloLens, and other Microsoft devices.
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