Microsoft’s Andy Lees steps down from new role after just seven months

Zach Epstein

Andy Lees Sabbatical
Andy Lees Sabbatical

Microsoft executive Andy Lees has stepped down from his new corporate development role at Microsoft. Lees plans to go on sabbatical and return to his home in the U.K., AllThingsD reports, and he will reveal his new position at Microsoft sometime later this summer. It is unclear when Lees plans to return to work, however. Lees had previously led the Windows Phone team before climbing to his new role as vice president of corporate strategy and development just seven months ago. This was apparently not a good fit for Lees. Managing director Marc Brown will now assume Lees’s corporate development responsibilities, according to the report.

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