Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced in a press release that it has hired Margaret L. (Peggy) Johnson as the executive vice president of Business Development. She will be reporting to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s chief executive officer, Satya Nadella.

Johnson would be joining Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) after quitting QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), where she most recently served as executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies and president of global market development.

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“Peggy shares our worldview and knows what it takes to drive new growth in mobility and the cloud. Her experience uniquely positions her to lead Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s business development efforts, and she will be a great addition to our senior leadership team,” Nadella said.

Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from San Diego State University. At Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) her responsibilities will include driving strategic business deals and partnerships across various industries with key customers, strategic innovation partners, OEMs, key accounts, third-party publishers and industry influencers.

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