July 2016; General Manager Microsoft The Netherlands
November 2012 – May 2016: VP Sales Marketing & Services Microsoft, Central & Eastern Europe
June 2010 – November 2012: General Manager Microsoft Greece
July 2007 – June 2010: Director Business, Marketing and Operations Microsoft Netherlands
July 2004 – June 2007: Director Enterprise & Partner Group Microsoft Netherlands
Ernst-Jan Stigter (45) has been working for Microsoft since 1999. He has had several leadership roles, both within the Dutch organization for a period of 10 years, as well abroad for a period of 7 years, in the capacity of General Manager for Microsoft Greece and as VP Sales, Marketing, Services, and Operations for Microsoft in Central & Eastern Europe. Ernst-Jan was appointed as General Manager for Microsoft Netherlands as of July 1st 2016.
Ernst-Jan is passionate about using new technology for the benefit of society and the economy. In addition, he is particularly interested in the cultural change that is at the base of organizational transformations. Ernst-Jan is dedicated to turning the Netherlands into the icon of digital transformation, in order to contribute to economic growth and the society. Together with his wife, he has three daughters and a dog. In his spare time, he likes to ski, cycle, play tennis, and admire automobiles.