Niels Soelberg

Vice President, Public Sector, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa

Niels Soelberg was appointed vice president, Public Sector, for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in September 2009 and drives Microsoft Corp.’s efforts to help governments and citizens in the region leverage technology to drive transformation and digitalization in the public sector. In this role, Soelberg works closely with the Microsoft Area Public Sector general managers across all of EMEA to align strategies and share government best-practices implementation to meet the requirements of these countries in providing efficient citizen services and fueling economies.

As a member of the Microsoft Worldwide senior leadership team, Soelberg also plays an integral role in helping shape global Public Sector strategies for better engagement with governments and Microsoft Partners operating within this sector.

Soelberg joined Microsoft in 2001, leading the Services and Support organization for Northern Europe. In 2004, he was named senior director for Enterprise and Partner Group sales in Western Europe before being appointed general manager for Microsoft Public Sector in Western Europe in July 2007. In these years, he contributed strongly to the success of the Public Sector business by recruiting specialists within the public sector to his team. With a deep knowledge of regional and national governments, healthcare, education, and public safety and national security, this team optimized the value of Microsoft technology to both Public Sector customers and the Public Sector partner network, and continues to do so today.

Soelberg has more than 20 years of experience in the IT business, starting at HP as EMEA Business Development manager for independent software vendors such as Informix, Oracle Corp., SAP AG, Sybase Inc. and Dun & Bradstreet. He then moved to AT Kearney-EDS, where he was responsible for budgets and services, leading strategic large outsourcing projects for EDS Nordic.

Soelberg has spoken on the topic of technology in the public sector at numerous international conferences such as the Friends of Europe round table, and he also blogs for Microsoft Europe. In particular, he focuses on the topic of cloud computing and how this technology has a positive impact on economy and environment.

He lives in Denmark with his wife and son. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing and canoeing. Soelberg has an Academy Profession Degree in leadership and management.