As of July 1, Andrew Reid will take on the role as leader of the Global Partner Solutions (GPS) team of Microsoft Switzerland. Andrew Reid has led the organization on an interim basis after Thomas Winter left the company in April.
Andrew Reid has a track record of developing new approaches through innovative thinking, influencing through executive presence and communication, as well as orchestrating the execution of complex programs and projects to drive business impact for joint customers together with partners. Most recently, he has been part of the Swiss GPS team as Senior Manager of a Partner Development Team. “After having stepped in to lead our partner organization on an interim basis in April, I am convinced that Andrew is the right person to carry on our strategy how we scale through partners in Switzerland”, says Catrin Hinkel, Country General Manager of Microsoft Switzerland.
In the comings months, Andrew Reid is looking forward to continuing shaping Microsoft’s partner business in Switzerland jointly with his team. Andrew Reid says: “It is a privilege to be trusted to serve as leader of our GPS team after having been part of the team since 2019 and having worked in various global and local roles for over 20 years. I am excited to take on new challenges jointly with our partners to drive impact and innovation in Switzerland.”
Next to his formal roles, Andrew Reid has been recognized as a fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology in the UK and of the British Computer Society. Andrew Reid lives in Zurich with his wife. Jointly, they enjoy the mountains and lakes, either on a bike or skis depending on the season.
As part of his new role, Andrew Reid will join the leadership of Microsoft Switzerland. The Leadership Team of Microsoft Switzerland now consists of the following members: Catrin Hinkel (General Manager), Simone Frömming (Enterprise Commercial), Calin Turcanu (M&O), Caroline Rogge (HR), Anita Ratkovic Andric (CFO), Roger Altorfer (CSU), René Hürlimann (STU), Christian Widmer (Public Sector), Andrew Reid (Partner), Karim Tejani (Legal), Martin Haas (SMC), Bjørn Vestergaard (Microsoft Consulting), and Marc Holitscher (NTO).