Christopher D. Young

by Justin Cates
Christopher D. Young
Executive Vice President, Business Development Strategy and Ventures
Serves on Board of Directors for: The American Express Company

Christopher D. Young serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development, Strategy and Ventures for Microsoft.

In this role, Young is responsible for driving growth across the company by establishing strategic partnerships, setting corporate strategy, and identifying high impact investments through Microsoft’s corporate venture arm.

A respected voice in technology and cybersecurity, Young most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of McAfee, one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the world. In 2017, Young led the initiative to spin McAfee out of Intel as a standalone company and has since spearheaded McAfee’s mission to protect systems and data of customers around the globe.

Young serves as a member of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and he was formerly a board member of Snap Inc. and cybersecurity data analytics firm Rapid7.

Young holds an A.B. from Princeton University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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