Kurt DelBene, the former VP of Microsoft's Office division who left the company in late 2013, is returning to Microsoft to be the company's new vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning. He will report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
DelBene left Microsoft in December 2013 to help improve the US government's Healthcare.gov website under an appointment by President Barack Obama. Before returning to Microsoft, he also served as a partner at the Madrona Venture Group, an investment organization that helps to fund technology startups in the Pacific Northwest.
DelBene worked at Microsoft for 21 years before he left in 2013. He was the leader of the Office division from 2010 to 2013 where he helped to launch the company's Office 365 subscription service.
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