Meet the PowerUp Keynote Speaker

Neil Holloway was promoted to the position of Corporate Vice President, Sales & Partners for Microsoft Business Solutions Division (MBS) in July 2012. In this role he reports to Kirill Tatarinov, President of MBS and is responsible for ERP & CRM field operations worldwide; the development and health of our Dynamics partner ecosystem and customer service programs; and ERP & CRM sales worldwide via Time Zone teams, field and segment integration.

During the past 5 years as VP Business Strategy for Microsoft International Holloway was a key strategic partner for the corporate business groups & segments, and field leadership, being at the forefront of some of the largest change initiatives the company has implemented. Working alongside Jean-Philippe Courtois, he was instrumental in helping to energize the Country Manager community and in helping to develop the capabilities of field leadership, better positioning the company to capture the opportunities in the transition to a world of cloud, services and devices.

From 2005 to 2007 Holloway was President of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and was responsible for leading Microsoft Corp’s business throughout EMEA. He focused on the balanced objectives of driving customer satisfaction, improving integration across Microsoft business units, addressing the unique technology needs of diverse markets, and growing the software business in the region.

Before assuming the president’s role in 2005, Holloway served as Corporate Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services for EMEA, and has extensive field expertise establishing programs that directly address customer and partner needs in the region. His role included leading the business planning processes, enhancing field effectiveness and managing Microsoft’s sales and marketing efforts across the EMEA region.

Since joining Microsoft in 1990, Holloway has held a number of strategic roles in its UK subsidiary. He was appointed Managing Director of Microsoft Ltd. in July 1998 and subsequently was appointed Vice President of Microsoft EMEA in April 2000.

Holloway has an MPhil in Operational Research and Control Engineering from Cambridge University and a BSc Hon. in Mathematics from the University of Bath. In 2008, in recognition of his contribution to international business, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Bath.

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