Kate Johnson, GE Digital chief commercial officer, to join Microsoft as president, CVP of Microsoft US

Kate Johnson, a business and technology industry veteran of more than 20 years, will join Microsoft as president and corporate vice president (CVP) of Microsoft US on Sept. 8, 2017.

Kate-JohnsonJohnson is currently the chief commercial officer for GE Digital, a division of GE focused on leveraging software and data analytics to digitize industrial companies. Prior to her current role, Johnson held key senior leadership roles at GE, including CEO of GE’s Intelligent Platforms Software Group and VP, Chief Commercial Officer, GE Enterprise Solutions. Johnson brings a wealth of experience to Microsoft in leading business and cultural transformation, having also held senior commercial roles at Oracle, Red Hat and Deloitte Consulting.

At GE, Johnson has supported diversity initiatives, including “Balance the Equation,” a corporate-wide program to hire 20,000 female technologists by 2020, and “Women in Commercial,” an initiative to drive more gender diversity into sales and marketing.

Johnson has an MBA from The Wharton School, and a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University.