As EVP and President of Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, Jean-Philippe Courtois is responsible for driving strategic planning, running global operations and shaping growth initiatives in developed and emerging markets.
Courtois is passionate about helping businesses digitally transform with the right strategy, support and technology to unlock new ways of working, new business models and new revenue streams.
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.
Courtois holds a Diplôme des Etudes Commerciales Supérieures (DECS) from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Nice (Skema). 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.