Jean-Philippe Courtois

EVP & President, National Transformation Partnerships at Microsoft


As executive vice president and president, National Transformation Partnerships, Jean-Philippe Courtois is focused on empowering countries’ sustainable economic growth through digital transformation. He is responsible for accelerating Microsoft’s global investment in datacenters, enabling governments, citizens and businesses to leverage the world’s largest and most trusted cloud infrastructure network.

Previously, Courtois served executive vice president and president, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations, where he led Microsoft’s commercial business across 124 subsidiaries worldwide. Prior to that, Courtois 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, and outside of EMEA, Courtois was corporate vice president of Worldwide Customer Marketing, based out of Microsoft’s worldwide headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

Courtois joined Microsoft in 1984. His first role was as a channel sales representative and, after holding several leadership positions, he was promoted to general manager for Microsoft France in 1994.

Courtois holds a Diplôme des Etudes Commerciales Supérieures (DECS) from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Nice (SKEMA). Outside of Microsoft, Courtois is chairman of the board of directors for SKEMA Business School, as well as a board member of Positive Planet, a worldwide leading NGO with a mission to help men and women across the world create the conditions for a better life for future generations. 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. More recently, he co-founded the foundation “Live for Good,” which aims to help underprivileged young social entrepreneurs realize their potential.



  • EVP & President, National Transformation Partnerships

    July, 2021 - present

  • EVP & President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations

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