Ken Hickey is the CFO for Microsoft’s WW Operations and leads a global finance organization based in the USA, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Ireland,India, China, and Singapore. Prior to his current role Ken was the Senior Finance Director for Microsoft’s World-Wide Communications Sector business and Senior Finance Director for Microsoft’s European Operations Center. He joined Microsoft in 2007 and has worked in both Ireland and the U.S.
Before joining Microsoft, Ken spent 5 years as the Director of Financial Operations at Hertz Europe, and before that, held financial management roles in GE Capital, AIG Global Investment Group and Cambridge Group plc.
Ken is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers. He received his MBA from Warwick Business School and was recently awarded a Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors. Ken is dedicated to creating a future which enables people with disabilities realize their potential and was a volunteer at Cheeverstown prior to joining the Board of Directors. Ken is also passionate about learning and teaching and is Lecturer and Module Co-Ordinator of Business Strategy on University College Dublin’s Bachelor of Business Studies program. Ken’s personal interests are in rugby, fitness, reading, travel and tennis but most of his free time is spent with his wife and three children.