Windows leader Panos Panay is leaving Microsoft | Albiseyler

Windows leader Panos Panay is leaving Microsoft


After almost 20 years in the company Panos Panay decided to leave Microsoft. Panos has had an incredible impact on our products and culture, as well as the broader device ecosystem. Under Panos’ leadership, the team created the iconic Surface brand with popular products. More recently, as the leader of Windows, the team has brought amazing services and experiences to hundreds of millions with Windows 11 on innovative devices, including those from our OEM partners. He will be missed and I am personally very grateful for his many contributions over the years. Join me in wishing him all the best.

Going forward, we are doubling down on our strategy. These changes will be reflected immediately with the help of Panos during the transition.

Build silicon, systems, and devices that span Windows, the client, and the cloud for the world of AI. This team will lead Pavan Davuluriwho will report directly to me. Brett Ostrum, Nino Storniolo, Linda Averett, Ken Pan, Ralf Groene, Aidan Marcuss, Carlos Picoto, Stevie Bathiche, Robin Seiler, Ruben Caballero and Anuj Gosalia they move to report to Pavan with their teams intact. Windows release planning and management will continue to be a part of this team. Our commitment to Surface and MR remains unchanged.

Create experiences that combine web, services and Windows for an AI world. for this purpose Shilpa Ranganathan, Jeff Johnson and Ali Akgun will report directly Mikhail Parakhin and create a new Windows and Web Experiences Team that will move with their teams unchanged.

Yusuf Mehdi will take responsibility for leading Windows and Surface with our OEM and retail partners.

in addition Charles Simonyi, Terri Chudzik, and Erin Kolb will join the E+D management teams and Ralf Groene and Mike Davidson they will work together for the best alignment in design teams.

We’ll be setting up an AMA in the coming days to answer questions. Let us continue to focus on the implementation of our existing plans. Thank you for all you do and the impact you have on our customers and partners.

The best,


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