General Manager, Southeast Asia New Markets, Microsoft Asia Pacific
Michelle Simmons is the general manager of Southeast Asia New Markets at Microsoft Asia Pacific. In this role, she leads Microsoft’s business across nine countries that make up some of Asia Pacific’s fastest growing markets.*
Before her current role, Simmons was the senior director of Marketing & Operations for Microsoft Korea. In this capacity, she was responsible for business operations, marketing, customer satisfaction, and driving overall business priorities for the Korean market.
Simmons began her career with Microsoft in the United States in 2001, where she held leadership positions in sales, partner strategy, and marketing across the Enterprise as well as Small and Midmarket and Partner Solutions organizations. She relocated to Singapore in 2011 to lead the Enterprise Partner business in Asia Pacific, where she oversaw enterprise partner strategy across the region’s diverse subsidiaries, working closely with partner teams to align business priorities with Microsoft partners to drive growth.
Before joining Microsoft, Simmons held several sales and sales management positions at ASAP Software and Frontier Communications.
Simmons holds an MBA from Xavier University and bachelor degrees in Marketing and French from Miami University. She enjoys running and has completed seven marathons, including one in Antarctica. Simmons and her husband currently reside in Singapore with their three daughters.
*Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka.