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Microsoft has given its European head a promotion, putting him in charge of its international sales, marketing and services efforts as president of Microsoft International. Jean-Philippe Courtois, formerly chief executive officer of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will have overall responsibility for Microsoft operations in Japan, China, the Asia Pacific region, Latin America, public sector and emerging markets, as well as in EMEA.

Neil Holloway, formerly corporate vice president of sales, marketing and services for EMEA, has been named president of Microsoft EMEA, with responsibility for operations. He will continue to report to Courtois, who becomes a Microsoft SVP. Meanwhile Courtois will continue reporting to Kevin Johnson, Microsoft's group VP of worldwide sales, marketing and services.

Courtois has served as co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Digital Divide Initiative Task Force and is a member of the South African International Advisory Council on Information Society and Development. ®

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