Alain Crozier

Corporate Vice-President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Greater China Region

Alain Crozier is corporate vice-president, chairman and chief executive officer of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR).

Crozier is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership covering all of Microsoft’s product, service and support offerings across Greater China and continuing the company’s transformation into the leading productivity and platform company for the mobile-first, cloud-first era.

Since joining Microsoft in 1994, Crozier has held a variety of business leadership roles in the Sales, Marketing and Services Group (SMSG) organization including president of Microsoft France, Finance & Administration director of the France subsidiary, regional controller for the Americas and South Pacific region, and worldwide sales controller before being promoted to SMSG CFO.

As corporate vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) of the Sales, Marketing and Services Group at Microsoft, Crozier was responsible for the financial leadership of a worldwide organization of 46,000 employees located in over 100 countries, which included overseeing financial and strategic planning, reporting and analysis, controls and compliance, and financial and business performance management.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Crozier was Finance, Planning & Analysis manager at Lesieur Alimentaire, a subsidiary of Eridania Beghin Say in Paris. He also held several audit and finance positions within Lesieur Alimentaire. Crozier started his career at Peat Marwick Consultants in Paris, where he specialized in planning process design, functional reorganizations and process reengineering.

Crozier graduated from University Claude Bernard with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and social sciences, and from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris with a Business Administration degree.

Crozier is married and has twins. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, traveling with his family, skiing, soccer and discovering new wines from around the world.