Microsoft Devices head Elop to depart company

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Former Nokia chief executive to leave following management restructure

Microsoft Devices executive vice president and former Nokia chief executive officer Stephen Elop is to leave the company shortly.

Elop has been with Microsoft for 15 months after he oversaw the sale of Nokia’s handset division to the tech giant in April 2014 for £4.6 billion.

“We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three core ambitions,” said Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella. “This change will enable us to deliver better products and services that our customers love at a more rapid pace.”

Executive vice president Terry Myerson will lead a newly formed team, Windows and Devices Group, which will focus on the Windows experience as a whole.

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