Jim DuBois, a two-decade veteran of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), has been promoted to corporate vice president and permanent chief information officer, effective Jan. 1.
He will report to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner and lead the company’s team responsible for information technology programs, infrastructure, processes and service delivery, Microsoft said Friday.
“Jim has demonstrated outstanding leadership in managing our IT organization through the transition period while continuing to position IT as a strategic asset and growth lever for Microsoft, ” Turner said.
DuBois has been acting as interim CIO in the past six months and has also held a variety of leadership roles throughout his more than 20-year career with the company.
Previously, he served as general manager of IT and vice president for Microsoft’s products and services IT business.
“His proven ability in creating initiatives that build business value and support customers and partners will be invaluable to Microsoft as we continue to accelerate our transformation to a devices-and-services company, ” Turner added.