Microsoft Appoints New CMO as It Focuses on the 'Era of AI'

CMO Chris Capossela leaves after 32 years

After a 32-year run, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer Chris Capossela is stepping down, as this “new era of AI is upon us,” according to a message to employees from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

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Microsoft revealed today that Takeshi Numoto, former evp and commercial chief marketing officer, will assume the position of CMO. This transition comes as Capossela leaves the company after a tenure of over three decades.

“Takeshi has been at the heart of our Cloud transformation, he’s a fantastic systems thinker who works end-to-end across all functions from engineering to finance to operations to sales, and he’s built a great team of marketing leaders,” wrote Nadella.

Between the lines

These leadership changes come as Microsoft is focused on investing in generative AI to power its growth.



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