Microsoft CFO Amy Hood Named On The Forbes’ ‘World’s Most Powerful Women’ List


Forbes has named Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood as one of “The World’s Most Powerful Women” of 2015.

As the No. 2 at Microsoft, CFO Amy Hood is responsible for overseeing the company’s $86.8 billion revenue stream — a role that, in 2014, found Hood presiding over the $2.5 billion acquisition of mega-hit video game Minecraft. Though Microsoft had initially struggled to find its footing in a post-PC world, it has recently focused on developing its cloud services. Under Hood’s tenure, commercial cloud revenue has achieved an annual run rate of $5.5 billion and has grown by triple-digit percentages for six consecutive quarters. “I think we’ve made great progress as a team,” she said in January. Before becoming the company’s first female CFO in 2013, Hood was the head of Microsoft’s business division.

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