Almaty, October 24th, 2013 – Microsoft today announced a leadership change in Kazakhstan designed to support the business as the company transforms into a devices and services company. Alexey Reshtenko has been appointed as Country Manager for Kazakhstan effective from November 1st, 2013. In this role Alexey has replaced previous Country Manager Martin Quirke, who left company to meet new career opportunities outside Microsoft.
Takuya Hirano, General Manager for Microsoft CEE Multi-Country subsidiary, which includes also Kazakhstan, commented: “I am delighted to announce Alexey Reshtenko as a new Country Manager for Microsoft Kazakhstan. We consider Kazakhstan as extremely important market with huge growth potential and continuously developing society. That is a unique moment, as both Kazakhstani economy is growing fast and Microsoft rapidly transforms to Devices and Services Company. And I am confident that Alexey’s deep knowledge of bringing technologies benefits to public institutions and different industries will enable him to contribute strongly to Microsoft’s business in Kazakhstan.”
Alexey joined Microsoft in 2001. During his 12 years long career in Microsoft Alexey worked in different positions mostly being responsible for expanding activities in Saint Petersburg and other regions of Russia. Before taking a new role, Alexey was responsible for business development in a group of countries: Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. In this role Alexey was mostly focused on establishing and maintaining relationships with governments and developing Microsoft partners’ network, as well strengthening collaboration with customers.
In 1998 Alexey got his Master degree in radio communications, broadcasting and television at Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (Russia). In his private time Alexey enjoys family life, literature and sport as well. Together with wife and three children Alexey will move from St. Petersburg to Almaty.
Alexey Reshtenko, the new Country Manager for Microsoft Kazakhstan, commented: “I am truly honored and excited to be a part of the Microsoft Kazakhstan team. Microsoft Kazakhstan today is recognized as a subsidiary with highly talented and successful people – both internally at Microsoft and in the market. Together with our team I am looking forward to continuing collaboration with government, public institutions, customers and partners to realize the benefits of technologies in Kazakhstan.”
Source: Microsoft Kazakhstan