DECS, Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Nice. As EVP Microsoft Corporation and President of Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Jean-Philippe Courtois’ scope includes both Microsoft’s Commercial and Consumer business across 118 countries worldwide. From cloud services to devices, Courtois is responsible for driving strategic planning, running global operations, and shaping growth initiatives in developed and emerging markets.
Previously, Courtois served as President of Microsoft International where he led sales, marketing, and services across all Microsoft subsidiaries outside of the United States and Canada. Before that he held the same role for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as CEO and President of Microsoft EMEA, and outside of EMEA, Courtois was Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Customer Marketing, based out of Microsoft's worldwide headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Courtois joined Microsoft in 1984 where his first role was as a Channel Sales Representative and, after holding several leadership positions, was promoted to General Manager for Microsoft France in 1994.
He sits on the board of directors for AstraZeneca and is also a board member of Positive Planet, a worldwide leading NGO, with a mission to help men and women across the world create conditions for a better life for future generations.
More recently, he co-founded the Foundation “Live for Good”, which aims to help realize the potential of youth from all horizons through social entrepreneurship and digital innovation.