Microsoft announces leadership changes; former Nokia CEO leaves Microsoft

June 18, 2015 (LBO) – Software giant Microsoft Corporation on Wednesday announced changes to its senior leadership team to drive engineering alignment against the company’s core ambitions.

“We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three core ambitions,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.

Three ambitions are referred to as reinvent productivity and business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform, and create more personal computing.

“This change will enable us to deliver better products and services that our customers love at a more rapid pace.”

As a result of the organizational moves, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, Kirill Tatarinov and Eric Rudder will leave Microsoft after a designated transition period, Microsoft said.

“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.” Nadella further said.


Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop