Microsoft stated Wednesday it has promoted Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk as the general manager of the Microsoft Israel Development Center (MIDC).
She’s going to continue to keep the chair of chief technology officer (CTO) of Microsoft Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Security.
Braverman-Blumenstyk is one of the highest-rating Israelis in cybersecurity and a female chief in the area, the corporate said. She outpaces Assaf Rappaport, who moved on in January.
The Microsoft Israel Development Center (MIDC) is the corporate’s first research and development facility outside America. Formed in 1991, about half its workers engage in cybersecurity.
Braverman-Blumenstyk joined Microsoft in 2013, opening the cybersecurity facility, which employs thousands of developers and cyber experts, a few of whom came on panel with the acquisition of Israeli startups.
Microsoft launched its first local subsidiary in Israel in 1989. It established its Israeli R&D facility, which is its first R&D center outside the U.S. in 1991. Microsoft is also launching its new Israel campus this year.
A tech giant is planning to open its first cloud region in Israel in 2021. That brings Microsoft’s total of introduced cloud regions to 56 throughout 21 nations.