Rajat Taneja, most recently Microsoft’s corporate vice president of its Commerce Division, has been named global chief technology officer for video game publisher Electronic Arts.
Taneja will be responsible for the Redwood City, Calif.-based company’s technology decisions and investments, according to The Associated Press.
Taneja joined Microsoft in 1996 and has held a variety of roles including corporate vice president in Microsoft’s Online Services Division, responsible for the engineering program management of Microsoft’s digital advertising products. He also led Microsoft’s small-business efforts within the Microsoft Business Division.
Most recently, he was responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s commerce technologies, which power the company’s online consumer and enterprise services including Xbox LIVE, Office 365, Windows Phone, and Azure.