Microsoft's Office team leader Qi Lu reportedly leaving the company for health reasons

A new report claims that Qi Lu, the executive vice president of Microsoft's Applications and Services Group which includes its Office division, is leaving the company for health reasons.

According to Recode:

Longtime Microsoft executive Qi Lu is leaving the company following medical issues that arose from a bicycle accident that took place several months ago, according to sources.

The story adds that much of Lu's job responsibilities will be taken over by corporate VP Rajesh Jha, who has been in charge of Microsoft's Outlook and Office 365 teams. Microsoft has yet to officially comment on Recode's report.

Lu worked at IBM and Yahoo before joining 2008. He lead the company's Bing search division before being promoted as the leader of its Applications and Services Group, which covers Office, Bing, Bing Apps, MSN, Skype, SharePoint, Exchange, and Yammer. Under his leadership, Lu has helped to expand Microsoft's Office software beyond the desktop PC platform and into mobile devices on iOS and Android, along with Office Mobile for Windows 10 on tablets and smartphones.

John Callaham