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Microsoft CEO Reshuffles Exec Team, Names Elop EVP of Devices

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:03am
Ben Munson

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is moving his executive teams around and appointing former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as the executive vice president of the devices group.

Elop, who had been rumored as a candidate to replace recently depart Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, will report directly to Nadella in his new role. Elop will also have a hand in developing the Xbox, according to Reuters.

Nadella also put Phil Spencer in charge of the Xbox unit and named Scott Guthrie as the head of the cloud and enterprise group, which Nadella formerly led before assuming the CEO role.

Elop returns to Microsoft after nearly three years of running Nokia, a tenure that culminated in Microsoft last September agreeing to buy Nokia’s devices business for $7.2 billion. Prior to taking the role at Nokia, Elop headed up Microsoft’s business division.

Nadella’s management moves come after his first public appearance as Microsoft CEO last week when he announced Office for iOS.

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