Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella has just announced a new series of leadership changes at the company, as COO Kevin Turner has decided to leave to become the CEO of Citadel Security.
Turner was with Microsoft for 11 years and was part of Nadella’s team since he replaced Steve Ballmer at the helm of the company.
Nadella announced that, with Turner’s departure, Microsoft is forming “one senior leadership team” that will comprise several members in charge of the company, but with different responsibilities, as follows:
|Judson Althoff will lead the Worldwide Commercial Business, which will focus on the commercial segments, inclusive of EPG, Public Sector, SMS&P, DX and Services.|
|Jean-Philippe Courtois will lead Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, which span all of Microsoft’s 13 areas across our North America and international businesses as well as the global Marketing and Operations organization.|
|Chris Capossela will lead the Worldwide Marketing and Consumer Business, which includes CCG, MSA and PSM, OEM, and Microsoft Retail Stores, in addition to his current worldwide marketing team.|
|Kurt DelBene will now also lead IT and Operations, in addition to Corporate Strategy.|
|Amy Hood will now also lead the current SMSG finance team and WWLP, in addition to the central finance team.|
“There is no doubt the world is changing – and Microsoft must evolve with it and ahead of it. Microsoft’s mission is universal, and I believe our values and high ethical standards are timeless. But we must apply them in a world that demands more solutions that are local in nature. Growing globally requires local capability to leverage all of Microsoft’s innovation, marketing and operations in the context of local opportunities and partnerships while overcoming constraints,” Satya Nadella said.
Kevin Turner will remain with the company until the transition is complete, Microsoft’s CEO has confirmed. You can read the entire mail sent by Satya Nadella in the box below.