Senior Regional Director, Northern Europe, Entertainment & Devices Division, Microsoft Corporation
Neil Thompson has overall responsibility for Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices Division in Northern Europe (UK, Ireland & Nordics). His responsibilities include the sales and marketing of all of Microsoft's products sold through retail which include gaming products (Xbox 360, Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox accessories, Xbox games and PC games), PC software products (Office, Windows, Encarta, Works, Digital Imaging, Student etc), PC peripherals (Mice and Keyboards) and products produced for Mac (primarily Mac Office).
Thompson previously held the same role for Central & Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa). Prior to this, Thompson held a variety of marketing management roles at Microsoft, including Director of Marketing at Xbox Europe, Head of Image & Communications at Microsoft EMEA and Head of Relationship Marketing at Microsoft UK.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Thompson was Direct Marketing Manager for Stena AB/Sealink.
Thompson holds a degree in Economics from Loughborough University.