May 24, 2024

After a number of days of hypothesis, Amazon has confirmed that former Microsoft govt Panos Panay is becoming a member of the corporate.

Panay is a long-time Microsoft exec that led the corporate’s Home windows and Floor improvement. His departure from that firm shocked many within the business, and rumors instantly started circulating that he can be changing departing Dave Limp as head of Amazon’s Gadgets & Providers enterprise (D&S).

In a observe to workers, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy confirmed Panay’s new position:

Fast observe to share that Panos Panay will likely be becoming a member of Amazon to steer our Gadgets & Providers enterprise (D&S), reporting to me and becoming a member of S-Crew.

Panos has spent the final 19+ years at Microsoft, the place he was most just lately EVP and Chief Product Officer, main the Home windows + Gadgets division. Earlier than this newest position, Panos held a wide range of management positions, together with Company VP for Microsoft Gadgets, in addition to GM of Floor and PC {Hardware}, the place he drove the creation and introduction of the Floor product line. As a robust product builder and inventor who has deep expertise in each {hardware} and built-in companies, Panos will likely be an incredible addition to our D&S group transferring ahead.

Panos will begin on the finish of October, and Dave Limp will work with him over the subsequent couple of months to make sure a clean transition. I stay fairly excited concerning the invention taking place and companies that we’re constructing in D&S, and look ahead to working with Panos.


Limp, who has been tapped as the subsequent CEO of Blue Origin, additionally threw his weight behind Panay:


Sharing the observe from Andy concerning the new chief for the D&S group, beginning subsequent month.

I’ve recognized Panos for years, and consider he will likely be an incredible addition to this group transferring ahead. He’s a passionate product chief and I can’t wait to see what all of you invent collectively. I’ll work diligently with him for the subsequent two months to make sure a clean transition by way of our fall launches and getting by way of our OP1 planning.