Microsoft Brazil appoints new boss

Former Telefonica executive will take over next month

Microsoft announced that its new president of its Brazil operations, Mariano de Beer, will take over on August 1.

According to the announcement earlier this week, De Beer is currently chief executive of education at media conglomerate RBS, where he focused on new business development.

However, the executive's most noteworthy job to date was at Telefônica (now Vivo), where he served for more than 14 years and held various positions including COO, where he led several initiatives around domestic broadband.

The current Microsoft Brasil president Michel Levy will remain at the company to support de Beer in the transition process.

Levy announced he was leaving the company in June, at the end of the company's fiscal year; the reasons for his departure are unknown.