OAmy E. Hood, executive vice-president and chief financial officer, Microsoft Corp., has been elected to 3M’s board of directors. Hood will serve on the Board’s finance committee.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Ms. Hood to our board,” says Inge G. Thulin, 3M chairman, president and CEO. “She brings her tremendous skill and immense experience to our board, especially in strategic business development, finance, and digitization.”
At Microsoft, Hood is responsible for leading the worldwide finance organization, including acquisitions, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, and internal audit and investor relations, in a position she has held since July 2013. Prior to this role, she was chief financial officer of the Microsoft division responsible for the company’s productivity applications and services, including Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics 365. Hood also helped lead the transition to Microsoft’s Commercial Cloud services and is deeply involved in pursuing new addressable market opportunities with strategic investments such as the acquisition of Mojang AB (maker of Minecraft) and LinkedIn.
Prior to joining Microsoft in 2002, Hood worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in various investment banking and capital markets group roles. In 2016, Hood was named for the first time to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list.