Antoine Leblond leaves Microsoft after 25 years


Microsoft executive Antoine Leblond has decided to leave the company after working for 25 years. Leblond has played major role at Microsoft in design and development division at Microsoft Office.


Leblond said that he will cherish the time he has spent at Microsoft. He added that he wants to experience the world outside Microsoft. He has only good memories from his 25-year tenure at Microsoft.


For nearly 20 years, Leblond worked at Microsoft Office unit. He was later moved to Windows division after Steven Sinofsky took control of the development division in year 2009. Leblond will leave Microsoft this week.


Leblond added in an email to his colleagues that he will miss them but he is also excited about his future.


Earlier, Skype CEO Tony Bates also left Microsoft. Marketing Chief Tami Reller had also announced her exit from the technology major recently. Microsoft has undergone major reshuffle at the higher executive level. In the reorganization announced last year, Leblond was not featured in the top leadership at Microsoft.


Antoine Leblond also held the position of Vice President for Windows Web Services. 'After almost 25 years, I've decided it's time for me to go out and see what the non-Microsoft world has to offer,' Leblond said in an e-mail.


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