Alain Crozier is a technology industry leader who is passionate about helping organizations use technology and innovation to unlock growth and achieve their digital transformation ambitions.As Corporate Vice President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Greater China Region (GCR), Alain is responsible for strategic leadership of sales, marketing, services and operations across the three subsidiaries that make up one of Microsoft’s most dynamic and innovative growth regions.In a world where computing is everywhere, every interaction is becoming digital, and every company is becoming a software company, Alain prioritizes leadership for the moment we are in.He believes that, in this era of constant and accelerating change, the old models of competitive rivalries no longer deliver growth. No company can go it alone. If organizations want to survive and thrive, they must embrace partnerships at every level. Alain prioritizes leadership in developing creative, innovative partnerships across industries and among individuals, businesses and government that achieve success for all.
Alain believes that successful organizations today must balance executive vision, technology innovation and a cultural of constant reinvention. He is passionate about helping customers, partners in Greater China define their digital transformation goals, evolve their culture, and embrace tech intensity by adapting the latest technologies. He advocates for continuously refreshing technical knowledge and skills among customers and partners to drive innovation and competitiveness for their organizations, as it has done for Microsoft.
As the chief executive of Microsoft GCR, Alain serves as head coach, modeling and championing a culture grounded in constant learning and growth, where everyone is empowered to take risks, to speak and be heard, and where everyone can pursue their passion in an open and respectful environment.
Alain has been with Microsoft for more than 25 years, where he has had the opportunity to lead teams on four different continents. He has served as President of Microsoft France, CFO of the France subsidiary, Regional Controller for the Americas and South Pacific region, and Worldwide Sales Marketing and Services Group Controller before taking on the global role of Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Microsoft’s Sales Marketing and Services Group.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Alain held a variety of Finance management positions in Paris at Lesieur Alimentaire (Gruppo Ferruzzi) and was senior consultant at Peat Marwick (KPMG).
Alain graduated from University Claude Bernard with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and social sciences, and from the Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris with a Business Administration degree.
Alain is married and is the father of twins. To refresh from the toll of his demanding executive responsibilities, Alain enjoys photography, traveling with his family, skiing, soccer and discovering new wines from around the world.