Stephen Elop, the man behind Microsoft Lumia leaves Microsoft

7:47:00 AM Dickwyn Y 0 Comments

This morning, Satya Nadella sent out a memo to employees about a change in the company's senior leadership team and the standout personality to leave the company is no other than Stephen Elop which has just reconciled with his job at Microsoft just about a year ago when Microsoft completed it's acquisition of Nokia's mobile division.

You might've heard that Stephen Elop has left Microsoft before he joined Nokia to become it's CEO and the sack from Microsoft this time around means that Elop has potential of being yet another company's CEO. What he'll be doing in the future is still unsure but his Devices division in Microsoft is now an empty spot.

For that, Microsoft is assigning, Terry Myerson as the head of both Windows and Devices division in Microsoft which could possibly mean better communication between the two separate division. As Terry Myerson takes up his added role leading Microsoft's senior leadership team, the company now has 12 EVPs in total running the company.

Check out the full list below as well as Satya Nadella's memo on Stephen Elop's departure from Microsoft

Satya Nadella: When Stephen Elop returned to Microsoft, he oriented MDG to create the best Microsoft experience through its devices, inclusive of hardware, software and services. He has been a strong advocate of the need to drive focus and accountability around the delivery of these experiences and has helped drive tighter alignment toward the ambition of more personal computing. With the structural change described above, Stephen and I have agreed that now is the right time for him to retire from Microsoft. I regret the loss of leadership that this represents, and look forward to seeing where his next destination will be.

  1. Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer
  2. Chris Capossela, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
  3. Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Planning
  4. Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President, Cloud and Enterprise
  5. Amy Hood, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  6. Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  7. Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Business Development
  8. Qi Lu, Executive Vice President, Applications and Services Group
  9. Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President, Windows and Devices Group
  10. Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Technology and Research
  11. Brad Smith, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Legal and Corporate Affairs
  12. Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer