More Microsoft exec moves: Greater China CEO moves up, MS France President Alain Crozier takes over

Kip Kniskern


Microsoft is making a number of executive leader changes as it begins Fiscal Year 2017 – we’ve seen Cesar Cernuda taking over Microsoft LatAm, ex-Vodaphone Director Cindy Rose taking over Microsoft UK, and now a couple of new moves are coming to light in the Asia Pacific region.

Ralph Haupter, Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China, is moving up the ladder to become Microsoft’s Asia Pacific president, and also gain the title of worldwide senior vice president.

In his place, Alain Crozier, who has been leading Microsoft France as its president, will become the new Chairman and CEO of Microsoft Greater China.

Haupter, who has been at Microsoft for 11 years, will lead Microsoft’s Asia Pacific efforts, its 13,500 employees, and 12 subsidiaries in 39 countries and regions. During his term leading Microsoft’s China efforts, he led the development of the company’s cloud services, and promoted cooperation with Tencent and Baidu to help bring free upgrades to Windows 10.