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By | John Oates 11th October 2006 10:07

Microsoft Germany CEO quits over strategy

Differences with Redmond

The CEO of Microsoft Germany has resigned citing differences with the company's US headquarters.

Jurgen Gallman, a VP of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa and CEO of Microsoft Germany, resigned last week and sent an email to staff blaming differences of opinion with HQ.

He said Redmond was forcing increasing restrictions on its German subsidiary and ignoring local requirements.

Microsoft has only said that he asked to leave because of differences over future strategy.

Gallman is replaced with immediate effect by Klaus Holse Andersen who was VP of Microsoft Business Solutions. He will report to Jean-Phillipe Courtois, president of Microsoft International.

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