Microsoft’s Xbox Division to be Lead by Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO

Julie Larson-Green, the head of Xbox Division is moving to a new role in the company’s Applications and Services Group leaving the Xbox Division to the current Nokia CEO who will lead the division after Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia is complete.

Larson-Green has been tipped to become chief experience officer for products including Bing, Office and Skype, among others. However, Julie Larson-Green will remain in charge of Devices and Studios until the Nokia Acquisition is complete.

Microsoft announced in September that it would acquire Nokia’s Devices and Services business for €5.4 billion.

This is a smart acquisition for Microsoft, and a good deal for both companies. We are receiving incredible talent, technology and IP. We’ve all seen the amazing work that Nokia and Microsoft have done together,” Ballmer wrote in a message to employees at the time.

So, what do you think of the new head of Devices and Studios? Do you think he is a good choice? Let us know in your comments!