Adobe Systems announced the promotion of Shantanu Narayen to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer.
Narayen will continue to report to chief executive officer Bruce Chizen and is responsible for engineering, product marketing and sales of software solutions for creative professional, consumer and enterprise customers. He previously was executive vice president, worldwide products, a position he has held since 2001.
Before becoming executive vice president of worldwide products, Narayen was senior vice president of worldwide product development, where he successfully oversaw all worldwide research and development. He also held positions as vice president and general manager of Adobe’s engineering technology group where he helped grow the Adobe India development center and started the Product Technology Integration Group to focus on customer workflows.