Microsoft confirmed this past Friday that Corporate VP Sanjay Parthasarathy will be stepping down after 19 years. Parthasarathy was the Corporate VP in charge of the company’s Startup Business Accelerator program. Parthasarathy will be retiring in September.
Amit Mital will be taking over Parthasarathy’s responsibilities. Mital currently runs the “Unlimited Potential” division. Parthasarathy and Mital both report to Microsoft Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie.
Parthasarathy has previously managed Micrsoft’s developer and platform evangelism team Channel 9 and the Image Cup competition. Parthasarathy joined Microsoft in August 1990 as a Windows multimedia group product manager.