EVP and President, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft

As Executive Vice President and President, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Jean-Philippe Courtois leads Microsoft’s commercial business across 118 countries worldwide and all Microsoft subsidiaries in the world. From cloud services to devices, Courtois is responsible for driving strategic planning, running global operations and shaping growth initiatives in developed and emerging markets. Courtois is passionate about helping businesses digitally transform with the right strategy, support and technology to unlock new ways of working, new business models and new revenue streams. With customers and employees expecting more, Courtois advocates the strategic implementation of intelligent cloud services to maintain competitive edge.

 Courtois joined Microsoft in 1984. His first role was as a channel sales representative and, after holding several leadership positions, he was promoted to general manager for Microsoft France in 1994.

 Courtois holds a Diplôme des Etudes Commerciales Supérieures (DECS) from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Nice (SKEMA). Outside of Microsoft, Courtois is chairman of the board of directors for SKEMA Business School, as well as a board member of Positive Planet, a worldwide leading NGO with a mission to help men and women across the world create the conditions for a better life for future generations. He has served as co-chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Digital Divide Initiative Task Force, on the European Commission Information and Communication Technology task force and previously sat on the board of directors for AstraZeneca. More recently, he co-founded the foundation “Live for Good,” which aims to help underprivileged young social entrepreneurs realize their potential.

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