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Microsoft Appoints New Office, Xbox And Mobile Division Heads

Microsoft has reshuffled its top executives, naming new chiefs for three of its major departments following two major departures from the company.

The software giant has promoted its three executives Kurt DelBene, Don Mattrick and Andy Lees to the post of president to lead its Office, entertainment and mobile divisions respectively, the Seattle Times reports.

DelBene, 50, who has worked with Microsoft for the past 18 years, has been named to head the Business division of SharePoint and Office after president Stephen Elop resigned Microsoft to join as the CEO of Nokia Corporation.

Lees, 45, an employee with Microsoft for last the 20 years, has been promoted to see over the Mobile Communication Business division, whereas Mattrick, 46 has been promoted from vice president to president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft.

The division manages the Xbox video game console and current president of Entertainment and Devices division Robbie Bach will retire this year.

“One key to Microsoft’s success over the years has been our ability to combine a vision for the future of technology with execution that creates compelling products and services that delight our customers,” announced the chief executive officer of Redmond-based company, Steve Ballmer in an e-mail to the employees of the company.