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Executive Vice President, Business Development
Peggy Johnson is Executive Vice President, Business Development for Microsoft, where she is responsible for driving strategic partnerships and transactions to accelerate growth for Microsoft and its customers. She works with external partners around the world, ranging from startups to large-scale enterprises, to identify areas of collaboration, drive innovation and unlock shared value. In this capacity, she also manages Microsoft’s relationship with the venture capital community and oversees strategic investments through the company’s corporate venture fund, Microsoft Ventures.
Prior to this role, Peggy spent 24 years at Qualcomm, where she served as a member of Qualcomm’s Executive Committee. She currently serves on the boards of directors for BlackRock, Inc., Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. and the international nonprofit PATH, and she is a trustee of the Paley Center for Media.
Peggy earned her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.