VEDBAEK, Denmark — March 12, 2007 — Last week, Microsoft Corp. announced that Klaus Holse Andersen has been promoted to corporate vice president and will take on responsibility for worldwide sales and operations for Microsoft Dynamics. Based in the Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen (MDCC) in Denmark, Andersen will be responsible for global sales of the Microsoft Dynamics™ business applications portfolio and will retain his position as site leader for MDCC, Europe’s biggest software development center, located just north of Copenhagen.
“Microsoft Dynamics is delivering true innovation to business customers throughout the world, which is resulting in strong growth for Microsoft Business Solutions,” Andersen said. “I am excited to be a part of the Microsoft Dynamics leadership team that will make the promise of business software a reality.”
Satya Nadella, corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions, said, “With his great drive and excellent track record in the development and sales of software products, Klaus has made great contributions to Microsoft and the Microsoft Dynamics portfolio to date. In his new leadership role as corporate vice president for Microsoft Dynamics worldwide sales and operations, Klaus will be sharing his talents more broadly within our Microsoft Dynamics organization, as well as with our customers and partners throughout the world.”
With his promotion to corporate vice president, Andersen joins the global leadership team at Microsoft. Andersen is the second executive from Denmark to be named a Microsoft corporate vice president.
Andersen joined Microsoft in 2001. He was previously the CEO of Internet Ventures Scandinavia. Before that, he held top positions at LIC Energy and Oracle Corp. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Copenhagen and serves on the board of several IT companies.