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As executive vice president of business development, Peggy Johnson is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for Microsoft and its customers. Johnson works with external partners around the world, ranging from start-ups to large-scale enterprises, to identify areas of collaboration, drive innovation and unlock shared value. In this capacity, she also manages Microsoft’s relationship with the venture capital community and oversees strategic investments through the company’s corporate venture fund, M12.
Prior to this role, Johnson spent 24 years at Qualcomm, where she served as a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee. During her time at Qualcomm, Johnson held various leadership positions across engineering, sales, marketing and business development, and ran the Qualcomm Internet Services business unit. Most recently, Johnson was executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and president of global market development, where she was responsible for commercializing new business opportunities and developing strategic relationships for the company.
Prior to joining Qualcomm, Johnson worked as an engineer for General Electric’s Military Electronics Division.
Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from San Diego State University. She serves on the board of directors for BlackRock, Inc, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc and the international non-profit PATH, and is a trustee of the Paley Center for Media. She has been recognized by multiple organizations, including Business Insider (“#1 Most Powerful Female Engineer in 2017”), Silicon Republic (“40 Powerful Women Leading Tech Around the World”), Connected World Magazine (“2014 Women of M2M List”), Women in Technology International (“2013 Hall of Fame Award”) and STEM (“100 Women Leaders in STEM, 2012″).
Johnson lives in the Seattle area with her husband, the youngest of their three children, four dogs and one cat.