Here is the latest report that Stephen Elop, former Nokia CEO is leaving Microsoft company. Microsoft bought Nokia last year in a deal of $7.2 Billion, at that time Elop was given the role of Executive Vice President, Device & Services.
But it seems Microsoft is going through a period of fresh reorganisation as Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO said in a memo to all staff that it was “the right time for him to retire from Microsoft”.
After the departure of Elop, Terry Myerson, previously Executive Vice-President of Operating Systems, will take on Elop’s role and Terry’s work is to lead the Windows and Devices Group.
We would like to inform this fact to our viewers that Windows and Devices Group from Microsoft, is responsible for making Windows Operating Systems and the Devices Group is engaged in developing the Surface, Xbox and other hardware.
Additionally, Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO sent out an email to employees regarding departure of Elop as well as alignment of company’s strategy and structure:
When Stephen Elop returned to Microsoft, he oriented MDG to create the best Microsoft experience through its devices, inclusive of hardware, software and services. He has been a strong advocate of the need to drive focus and accountability around the delivery of these experiences and has helped drive tighter alignment toward the ambition of more personal computing. With the structural change described above, Stephen and I have agreed that now is the right time for him to retire from Microsoft. I regret the loss of leadership that this represents, and look forward to seeing where his next destination will be.
You can read more of his email to staff here.