April 21, 2024

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Microsoft has a new head of Windows and Surface

Microsoft has a new head of Windows and Surface

I'd like to share an update on the Windows and Web Experiences (WWE) team following last week's announcement and the creation of the Microsoft AI Foundation.

Mikhail Parakhin decided to explore new roles. Satya and I are grateful for Mikhail's contributions and leadership and want to thank him for everything he has done to help Microsoft lead the new wave of AI. He will report to Kevin Scott as he supports WWE's transition.

As part of this change, we are bringing together the Windows Experiences and Windows + Devices teams as a core part of the Experiences + Devices (E+D) division. This will enable us to take a holistic approach to building silicon, systems, experiences and devices that span the Windows client and the cloud for this age of AI. Pavan Davuluri will lead this team and will continue to report to me. Shilpa Ranganathan, Jeff Johnson and their team will report directly to Pavan. The Windows team will continue to work closely with the Microsoft AI team on AI, silicon, and experiments.

The Web Experiences team will report to Mustafa in the new Microsoft AI organization.

Jordi Ribas will lead Research, Maps and Platforms and will be reported to by Andrei Proskurin, Fatma Kardar and Nick Lee.

Rukmini Iyer will lead the ads and will report to Paul Viola and Wei Qing Tu.

Mike Davidson continues to lead the design and will work with Pavan and his team on how to realign the Windows design.

The roles of Ali Akgün, Kia Sainsbury Carter, Qi Zhang and Rajesh Sundaram remain unchanged. They will join the Microsoft AI leadership team alongside Jordi, Mike, and Rukmini, all of whom report to Mustafa.

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We're excited to have this team help Microsoft AI achieve its bold ambition to build world-class consumer AI products. I very much look forward to partnering closely with Mustafa and the team as we bring our AI products, including Copilot, to our E+D range of products and services.”

Thanks,

Rajesh