As Partner Director and Head of Engineering, Raj leads all engineering efforts related to Edge browser,
Windows operating system and Surface devices happening in India Development Center.
Work here spans all the Edge browsing experiences related to PDF, reading, inking, annotation,
learning, Edge@EDU, extensibility, migration, first-run, form-fill, passwords, payments, and overall web assistance in Edge;
to customized Windows shell and operating system for unique form factor devices like Surface Hub,
signatures Windows experiences ranging from sharing, voice-access, switch-access and generic accessibility of Windows,
critical windows services like WNS, MSIX, AMC (accounts.microsoft.com); to significant aspects of the Windows and Android
subsystem for Surface range of devices.
Raj started his career at Microsoft almost 20+ years ago and has since 2001 worked in leadership roles on
diverse areas spanning security, operating system, networking, browsers and hardware -- with teams from Microsoft TV to Windows Security,
to Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge, to Windows experiences to most recently Surface device bring-up. For most of his career,
Raj has been leading teams to verify and deliver increasingly high-quality software. He also led the transformation of the "Test" role into
"Data and Analytics" role while on the Windows team -- with a new focus on telemetry, data, analysis, and quality assessment at scale from
the customer's perspective. Raj spent the early decade working on Windows Security Platform in various leadership roles. He had a defining
role with the bring up and rollout of Credential Manager in Windows 7 and Secure Boot / Trusted Desktop on Windows 8, working closely with
partners across Microsoft. Raj is also one of the leaders behind the reboot of our browser efforts and helped bring a brand new, rebuilt
from the ground up, browser with Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium to market in rapid time and helped reinvigorate the ecosystem with
a browser that enables everyone to be more productive, safe, and empowered on the web.
Raj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the College of Engineering,
Guindy (CEG), Anna University, Chennai and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Outside of work, Raj is an ardent film and music connoisseur, and loves to travel. Whenever away from work,
he enjoys spending quality time with his two teenage boys Rahul and Sanjaay along with his teacher/fashionista/fitness-enthusiast wife Sweethaa.