IANS | 18 Sep, 2023
Panos Panay, Windows’ chief product officer who also led the
company's Surface devices, on Monday announced he is leaving Microsoft
after “19 incredible years”. Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s corporate vice
president of modern life, search, and devices, will take his place as
the head of the Windows and Surface businesses.
Microsoft in 2004 as a group programme manager and became the company’s
chief product officer in 2018, where he led the development of Windows
In 2021, Panay was promoted to executive vice president as part of the top leadership team under Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
decided to turn the page and write the next chapter. I’m forever
grateful for my time at Microsoft and the amazing people I had the honor
to make products with,” Panay said in a post on X.
Panos, for your impact on our products, culture, company, and industry
over the past two decades,” Nadella said in a statement.
“I’m grateful for your leadership, support, and all you’ve done for Microsoft and our customers and partners,” he added.
an internal email, Rajesh Jha, Microsoft’s vice president of experience
and devices, told employees that Panay has decided to leave the
More recently, as the leader of Windows, the team under
Panay brought “amazing services and experiences to hundreds of millions
with Windows 11 on innovative devices including those from our OEM
“Moving forward, we will double down on our strategy.
These changes will be effective immediately with Panos’ help in the
transition,” Jha wrote.
“He will be missed, and I am personally very grateful for his many contributions over the years,” he added.