Michael Isaac appointed new Communications Lead of Microsoft Switzerland

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Michael Isaac is leading the PR & Communications department of Microsoft Switzerland starting October 1. He reports directly to Catrin Hinkel, CEO of Microsoft Switzerland, and complements the Swiss Leadership Team.

Microsoft Switzerland has named Michael Isaac as its new PR & Communications Lead and member of the Swiss Leadership Team, starting October 1. Marsel Szopinski, who led the Communications function on an interim basis since May, will report directly to Isaac.

In his role, Isaac is responsible for leading, advancing, and protecting the image and reputation of Microsoft both externally and internally as well as creating and executing the global communications strategy for operations in Switzerland. “Michael brings to Microsoft tremendous experience so we can tell stories in a new and fresh way to help generate thought leadership and further position Microsoft as a leader in our industry,” says Catrin Hinkel, CEO at Microsoft Switzerland.

Michael Isaac joins Microsoft Switzerland from Johnson Controls, where he led Global Public Relations & Media and acted as Head of Sustainability Communications. Prior to that, he served as Global Media Relations Lead at companies such as ABB, Sonova, Syngenta, and Zurich Financial Services.

The Leadership Team of Microsoft Switzerland now consists of the following members: Catrin Hinkel (Country General Manager), Alexander Gaertner (CFO), Andrew Reid (Partner), Bjørn Vestergaard (Microsoft Consulting), Calin Turcanu (M&O), Christian Widmer (Public Sector), Karim Tejani (Legal), Martin Haas (SMC), Marc Holitscher (NTO), Michael Isaac (PR), Roger Altorfer (CSU), René Hürlimann (STU), Shipra Singh (HR), and Sonja Meindl (Enterprise Commercial).

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