Microsoft has appointed Kurt DelBene as executive vice president of Corporate Strategy and Planning.
DelBene is returning to Microsoft, where he was most recently president of the Microsoft Office Division.
After leaving Microsoft in 2013, he then served as senior advisor to the Secretary of Health and Human Services where he was appointed by President Obama to oversee implementation and improvement of Healthcare.gov.
He most recently has been a venture partner at Madrona Venture Group, concentrating on investing and advising in early stage, technology-focused startups in the Pacific Northwest.
Reporting to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, DelBene will serve on the Senior Leadership Team, and will lead both cross-engineering and cross-business strategy and execution initiatives.
He will focus on identifying investments and opportunities; working with other senior executives to ensure end-to-end execution; and assisting the CEO in communicating, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives.