15 March 2017, India:
Microsoft has brought on board one the most experience Reid Hoffman effective immediately. Adding Hoffman to the board increases Microsoft’s board to 12 members.
“From this position, I will continue to focus on helping LinkedIn fulfill its mission of increasing the economic productivity of individual professionals and the companies they work for,” Hoffman wrote. “I’ll also contribute more broadly as Microsoft deepens its presence in Silicon Valley and continues to weave social, AI, and other technologies into it products.”
Reid Hoffman has been with Greylock Partners, where he is currently a partner, for the past seven years. He co-founded LinkedIn in 2002, and before that he served as an executive vice president at PayPal. He currently serves on the boards of Edmodo, Convoy and Blockstream. In addition, he serves on several not-for-profit boards, including Wrapp and Kiva.org, and the chair of the West Coast advisory board for QuestBridge.
— Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) March 14, 2017
“We continually evaluate opportunities to bring fresh thinking and new perspectives to our board, and Reid’s appointment reflects that,” said John W. Thompson, Microsoft chairman. “His expertise will be a valuable addition.”
“I’ve long admired Reid’s ability to identify disruptive technologies and the passion we share for how digital platforms can create a new opportunity for people around the world,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “As a board member, Reid’s leadership and strategic perspective will help chart the future of our company as we aim to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”