The Schwartz Report

Blog archive

Who Will Replace Elop?

The news that Stephen Elop is leaving Microsoft is hardly a surprise -- Elop was believed to have been coveting a CEO job for a long time and now he has one.

Elop will take the reins of Nokia Sept. 21, leaving yet another void in the executive ranks at Microsoft. In addition to looking to fill the hole left by the departure of Robbie Bach, who headed Redmond's Entertainment and Devices business, now CEO Steve Ballmer will oversee the Microsoft Business Division until he names a successor.

In an e-mail to employees announcing Elop's departure, Ballmer pointed to MBD's bench, including Chris Capossela, Kurt DelBene, Amy Hood and Kirill Tatarinov, who will report to him until a successor is named.

It's been a few months though since Bach was ousted. Will Ballmer take as long to replace Elop? Or might he use the change to re-organize the different business groups at Microsoft?

What's your prediction? Drop me a line at [email protected]

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on September 10, 2010 at 11:59 AM


Featured

  • The 2020 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From the next major update to Windows 10 to the next generations of .NET and PowerShell, here's what's on tap from Microsoft this year.

  • Curvey Stone Steps Graphic

    Microsoft Makes Run at 5G, Edge Computing with Azure Edge Zones

    Microsoft is promising to enable new edge computing scenarios for partners and developers with Azure Edge Zones, which became available as a preview this week.

  • Microsoft's Entire 2020 Event Lineup Going 'Digital-First'

    In response to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Microsoft is transitioning all of its big conferences in 2020 to be online only.

  • Microsoft Adds 'Family' and 'Personal' SKUs to Microsoft 365 Line

    Microsoft is readying two new consumer editions of Microsoft 365 for release in April.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.