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Takeshi Numoto is Microsoft’s chief marketing officer of the worldwide commercial business. As commercial chief marketing officer, Numoto runs marketing across a broad commercial product portfolio that enables businesses to modernize and digitally transform their operations using Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure, services and products, including Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. Numoto also orchestrates cross-product marketing efforts that span industries and customer solution areas and has also been instrumental in modernizing marketing and commerce efforts across Microsoft, enabling new business models and marketing efforts that align to how modern enterprise customers want to engage with Microsoft.
Prior to this role, Numoto worked in the Microsoft Office Division where he spearheaded the Microsoft Office and Office 365 product management group for the Microsoft Office productivity suites which include desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and Microsoft Office for Mac. Numoto joined Microsoft Corp. in September 1997 as a business development manager on the Windows NT Program Management Team. He was responsible for crafting and negotiating various technology licensing transactions that enabled the integration of new features into Windows products. After this initial role, Numoto worked on extending Windows operating system business into non-PC device categories with Microsoft Windows Embedded and Windows Mobile offerings.
Before joining Microsoft, Numoto worked in the Japanese government’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Tokyo and an MBA from Stanford University.