Jean-Philippe Courtois is Executive Vice President and President of Microsoft’s Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, where he leads Microsoft’s commercial business across 124 subsidiaries worldwide.
Jean-Phillippe joined Microsoft in 1984 as a channel sales representative and, after holding several leadership positions, he was promoted to General Manager for Microsoft France in 1994.
He subsequently served as president of Microsoft International where he led sales, marketing and services across all Microsoft subsidiaries outside of the United States and Canada. Before that he held the same role for the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) as CEO and President of Microsoft EMEA. Outside of EMEA, he was Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Customer Marketing, based out of Microsoft’s worldwide headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Jean-Philippe Courtois is also on the board of directors of ManpowerGroup, the global workforce solutions organization. He has served as co-chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Digital Divide Initiative Task Force, on the European Commission Information and Communication Technology task force and previously sat on the board of directors for AstraZeneca
Additionally, Jean-Phillippe is cofounder of Live for Good, a nonprofit organisation with a mission to support youth from diverse backgrounds in developing their potential through social entrepreneurship and innovation.
Jean-Phillippe is exceptionally well placed to advise both the Board and Faculty on the latest developments in IT and the revolutionary effects of technological advances on all aspects of life, industry and commerce. He is a regular public speaker on these subjects and passionate about the need for education to anticipate the accelerating rate of change.
He holds a Diplôme des Etudes Commerciales Supérieures (DECS) from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Nice (SKEMA).
Jean-Philippe has been a CEDEP board member since 2020.