Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer, who leads development of Windows and the company’s Surface line, is leaving Microsoft. In an email sent Monday, Rajesh Jha, Microsoft’s vice president of experience and devices, told employees: “After nearly 20 years with the company, Panos Panay has decided to leave Microsoft.”
Panay’s departure from Microsoft is somewhat abrupt. Last month, Panay mentioned that he was excited. will appear at Microsoft’s special event taking place on Thursday, September 21, where the company is set to reveal the latest additions to its Surface line and “AI innovation.” However, Microsoft spokesman Frank Shaw says The edge Panay will not appear at this week’s event.