New leadership at Lumen as former Microsoft president joins

American telecoms giant Lumen Technologies has announced the appointment of former Microsoft US president Kate Johnson as its new president and chief executive to succeed the retiring Jeff Storey.

Storey has announced he will step down as president in November after a 40-year career in the sector including having served in senior roles with Lumen and its subsidiary Level 3 since 2008.

“It has been a privilege to serve as Lumen’s CEO,” said Storey, who will continue in a transitional role until the end of the year.

“Throughout my time with the company, I have been incredibly impressed by our team’s commitment to our core purpose of furthering human progress through technology. I am very excited to welcome Kate to Lumen. I believe her experience, leadership and enthusiasm are exactly what we need as we drive the company forward,” he added.

His successor Johnson also brings a wealth of experience to the role having previously held key leadership roles across a variety of Fortune 100 companies including Oracle, General Electric and Microsoft. Most recently, Johnson led Microsoft US, the company’s largest business with a remit for all of the company’s sales, services, marketing and operations.

Register now to continue reading

Thank you for visiting Land Mobile, register now for free and unlimited access to our industry-leading content. 

What's included:

  • Unlimited access to all Land Mobile content

  • New content and e-bulletins delivered straight to your inbox