Microsoft is going to appoint former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as its new head of Devices and Studios, replacing current head Julie Larson-Green, who is moving on to a different unit in the company.
Elop will take charge of the division that oversees Xbox and Surface tablets, while Larson-Green will go into the ‘My Life & Work’ team – otherwise referred to as Applications and Services -which oversees products including Bing and Skype, according to the report.
The modification isn’t effective immediately, as Larson-Green will stay in Devices and Studios till the Nokia acquisition is complete in all aspects.
The Microsoft-Nokia deal is likely to be sealed over very soon. Microsoft has bought Nokia for a whooping €5.4 billion.