Microsoft appoints Amy Hood as its new CFO, to succeed outgoing Peter Klein

Microsoft on Wednesday named Amy Hood, head of finance of the company’s Office division, as the new chief financial officer (CFO). By taking her position in June, Amy will become the first woman in the company’s history to hold the post and will be succeeding the outgoing CFO, Peter Klein.

Hood, who joined Microsoft from Goldman Sachs in December 2002, most recently, served as CFO of Microsoft’s Business Division (MBD) whose products include Office and other important enterprise software and services. Hood was also involved in the company’s acquisitions of Skype and Yammer.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said in a statement, “Amy brings the right talents and experiences to the role as we continue to strengthen our focus on devices and services. She has been an instrumental leader in the Microsoft Business Division (MBD), helping lead the transition to services with Office 365 and delivering strong financial and operational management throughout her time on the business,” he added.