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.