As head of Global Business Development, Johnson will be responsible for "driving strategic business deals and partnerships across various industries with key customers, strategic innovation partners, OEMs, key accounts, 3rd party publishers and industry influencers," according to Microsoft's announcement of her appointment.
Johnson, who had been at Qualcomm for 24 years, was most recently responsible for Qualcomm's global marketing organization.
She also oversaw Qualcomm Labs, an incubator focused on launching new businesses and products.
There are a couple other moves happening concurrently with Johnson's appointment.
Microsoft's developer evangelism and experience team, headed by Corporate Vice President Steve Guggenheimer, is moving under the Sales, Marketing and Services Group (SMS&G) so as to more tightly align the developer evangelism group with Microsoft's field sales organization.