Some significant org changes at Microsoft
Microsoft Corp. today plans to announce the replacement of the head of its mobile-phone group as part of a broader executive reshuffling, people familiar with the matter said.
Under the plan, which includes promotions for more than 10 executives and the departure of others, the Redmond, Wash., software maker will name Andrew Lees, currently a corporate vice president at the company's server and tools group, to lead its mobile-communications business, which makes software for mobile phones, one person familiar with the situation said. He will become a senior vice president.
The existing head of the mobile-communications unit, Pieter Knook, will retire from Microsoft, people familiar with the matter said. Mr. Knook, a senior vice president, joined Microsoft in 1990 and has served in a variety of roles, including president of Microsoft's Asia operations