Former Microsoft product chief joins Amazon as head of devices business

(Reuters) – Former Microsoft product chief Panos Panay will lead’s unit responsible for the firm’s Alexa and Echo products, the e-commerce giant said on Wednesday.

Panay, who was with Microsoft for over 19 years and most recently lead the Windows + Devices division, will take up the new role in October.

He will replace Dave Limp, a 13-year Amazon veteran who had announced plans to step down later this year.

(Reporting by Chavi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)