Microsoft has selected Pavan Davuluri to lead the Windows and Surface teams. Davuluri joined the company back in 2001. He has held the position of corporate vice president for nearly three years, taking on additional responsibilities after Panos Panay moved to Amazon last fall.

Davuluri’s promotion comes a week after Microsoft announced that former DeepMind co-founder Mustafa Suleiman will be the head of a new organization called Microsoft AI.

Mikhail Parakhin, CEO of the advertising and web services division, and his unit, whose main focus is Bing and Edge, will also be part of Microsoft AI, the company said.

Microsoft recently introduced its first Surface PCs with a Copilot button for quick access to chatbots in Windows.

“I’m incredibly proud of the team for the work they’ve done to bring these devices and experiences to life for our customers,” Davuluri wrote in a post on X.

Who is Pavan Davuluri?

Pawan Davuluri graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) and then went on to earn his MBA from the University of Maryland in the US in 1999. He has been a part of Microsoft since the beginning of his career, starting as a reliability component manager in 2001. During his career path, Davuluri has held various positions at Microsoft. His most recent role prior to this promotion was as Corporate Vice President overseeing Windows Silicon and Systems Integration. In his new position, Davuluri will lead a team focused on silicon systems development.

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