Microsoft will soon get a new boss for its
Australian and New Zealand operations as incumbent Steve Vamos
gets bumped upwards to an international role based in
"Microsoft Corporation today announced the appointment of
Steve Vamos as vice president, International, Online Services
Group, effective April 2007," the software giant said in a
statement quietly slipped out yesterday.
"Vamos, who will be based in Seattle, will be responsible for
Microsoft's global subsidiary online services, in all countries
outside the United States."
The vendor plans to announce a successor for Vamos's role of
vice president of Microsoft's Australian and New Zealand
operations before April.
Vamos has led Microsoft in Australia since February 2003. From
1998 through 2003 he was chief executive officer of Australia's
largest Web portal ninemsn, which is a joint venture between
Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) and Microsoft.
Vamos has remained on the ninemsn board throughout the last
eight years and will continue to do so.