Two leading Microsoft executives are to leave the company as the new era under CEO Satya Nadella begins.
US site Recode has reported that executive vice president of marketing Tami Reller and executive vice president of business development and former Skype CEO Tony Bates will leave the company. It is not clear if they have new roles elsewhere.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has reported that Mark Penn, a former aide to the Clinton family, is to become Microsoft’s chief strategy officer.
This has yet to be confirmed by Microsoft, but announcements on all three personnel changes are expected on Tuesday. Microsoft said it had no comment to make on the reports when contacted by V3.
If confirmed the moves would mark a clear attempt by Nadella to stamp his authority on the company by bringing in new ideas and opinions.
Meanwhile, the departure of Bates and Reller, will leave two senior positions unfilled within Microsoft, so it will be interesting to see if Nadella brings in yet more new talent or if he appoints from within to bring his own favoured staff into key roles.
Last week Microsoft appointed former Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop as head of its Devices and Studios division. The division's current head Julie Larson-Green will move to a new role focusing on user experience after just seven months in the position.
Nadella was appointed as the new chief executive of Microsoft in early February and is only the third leader of the company in its 39-year history.
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