Christopher Young

Executive Vice President, Business Development, Strategy and Ventures at Microsoft

Christopher Young is the executive vice president of business development at Microsoft, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella. He is responsible for developing Microsoft’s global business development strategies that drive growth across the company. This includes leading the evaluation and execution of strategic partnership opportunities, including alliances, venture investments and joint ventures that align with corporate strategy.

Young most recently served as chief executive officer of McAfee, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the world. In 2017, Young led the initiative to spin McAfee out of Intel as a standalone company and has since spearheaded McAfee’s mission to protect systems and data of customers around the globe. Previously, Young held senior leadership positions at Cisco, VMware, RSA and AOL.

Young holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He serves as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and sits on the boards of directors of American Express and Snap Inc.


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  • Executive Vice President, Business Development, Strategy and Ventures

    November 11, 2020 - present

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