Microsoft’s CEO is rearranging the Management Team

Long-time Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner is preparing to leave Microsoft, therefore the company’s Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella has revealed that a broad reshape of the senior executive ranks is going to be made.

Kevin Turner, COO Microsoft

Kevin Turner, COO Microsoft

Instead of naming one new COO, Nadella appointed two executives to divvy up the sales responsibilities and report to him. Jean-Philippe Courtois will be in charge of global sales, marketing and operations spanning Microsoft’s 13 business areas, Nadella said in a note to employees Thursday.

Judson Althoff will lead the worldwide commercial business, including government and small and medium-sized businesses.

Kevin Turner is leaving Microsoft for joining the team of financial-services firm Citadel LLC. as CEO.

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