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Margaret Johnson Named Microsoft Business Development EVP; Satya Nadella Comments

new-microsoft-logo_EMMargaret Johnson, formerly executive vice president and global market development head at Qualcomm, has joined Microsoft as business development EVP for the software giant.

She will report directly to CEO Satya Nadella and be responsible for helping to drive new business and partnership deals across different sectors, Microsoft said Tuesday.

“Peggy shares our worldview and knows what it takes to drive new growth in mobility and the cloud,” Nadella said.

“Her experience uniquely positions her to lead Microsoft’s business development efforts, and she will be a great addition to our senior leadership team,” he added.

Johnson has also held sales, engineering and marketing leadership roles during her career with Qualcomm and helped spearhead the company’s launch of a mobile application store.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University.

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