Jean-Philippe Courtois is executive vice president and president, National Transformation Partnerships, 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.
Courtois is the executive sponsor of the Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship Program, which empowers organizations doing good around the world. He is passionate about promoting the concept of Positive Leadership – how leaders can energize and inspire their teams to bring their very best by connecting their personal missions to their organizations’ purpose, so that they can achieve a positive impact.
Outside of Microsoft, Courtois spends much of his time working with the Live for Good foundation, which he co-founded with his family in 2015. The foundation aims to unlock the potential of young people from all walks of life through social entrepreneurship, driving societal innovation through a purpose-led community.
Courtois joined Microsoft in 1984. Most recently, Courtois led Microsoft’s commercial business across 124 subsidiaries worldwide as executive vice president and president, Global Sales, Marketing & Operations. In this role, he helped build vibrant ecosystems with small businesses, start-ups, public sector entities and partners, all the way to global industry leaders.
Courtois is a SKEMA Business School graduate and has been its chairman of the board since 2017.
Courtois sits on the board of directors for ManpowerGroup, the global workforce solutions organization.