Microsoft promotes Andy Lees to President of Microsoft Mobile Communications Business

Andy LeesSteve Ballmer has finally appointed a replacement for the departed Robbie Bach, who resigned as president of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices Division  in May this year, leaving around the same time as J Allard.

Andy Lees, who as senior vice president has been managing  the mobile communications business since then, has now been promoted to full president, and the business as a full Microsoft Business Division.

He will be overseeing the development, marketing and sales of Microsoft software and services for mobile devices worldwide, including Windows Phone 7.

Before his current role he served as corporate vice president, Microsoft Server & Tools Marketing and Solutions Group, and before this held a variety of different roles within Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services Group, including Worldwide Marketing and US Sales, Marketing and Services.

Before joining Microsoft in 1990, Lees worked in the U.K. subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co. for three years in technical consulting and marketing roles and holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Bradford in England.

To get a feel of the man, after the break here he is talking about Windows Phone 7 and the KIN in May this year.