Microsoft Appoints Company Veteran Pavan Davuluri as Head of Windows and Surface

By Jace Dela Cruz

Mar 26, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

Microsoft has appointed company veteran Pavan Davuluri to lead its Windows operating system and Surface devices teams. 

This photograph taken on January 19, 2024 shows a sign of American corporation Microsoft displayed during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.
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Microsoft Appoints Pavan Davuluri as Windows and Surface Head

According to CNBC, Pavan Davuluri, who has been with Microsoft since 2001 and served as corporate vice president for almost three years, will assume additional responsibilities following Panos Panay's departure last fall to join Amazon.

In a recent post on X, Davuluri expressed pride in the team's work on the latest Surface PCs, which feature a Copilot button for quick access to the Windows chatbot.

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WWE Team of Microsoft

Microsoft's executive Rajesh Jha detailed the organizational changes in a memo, revealing that Mikhail Parakhin, CEO of advertising and web services, would explore new roles while continuing to support the transition within the Windows and Web Experiences (WWE) team. 

The Windows Experiences and Windows + Devices teams will merge as part of the Experiences + Devices (E+D) division led by Davuluri. Shilpa Ranganathan and Jeff Johnson will report directly to Davuluri, while the Web Experiences team will report to Mustafa in the new Microsoft AI organization.

Additionally, Jordi Ribas will lead Search, Maps, and Platforms, Rukmini Iyer will lead Advertising, and Mike Davidson will continue to lead Design, collaborating closely with the Windows design team. 

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