Technion Graduate named new CEO of Microsoft Israel’s R&D Center.

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In Surprise Move, Microsoft Israel’s R&D Center Names New 34-year-old CEO

Assaf Rappaport, who joined Microsoft after it purchased his cloud security startup, will manage 1,000 employees at one of the leading R&D centers in the world.

The 34-year-old Rappaport, who began his new position on Thursday, replaces Yoram Yaacovi, who stepped down a few months ago. Microsoft’s research and development facility in Israel, with its approximately 1,000 employees, is considered one of the corporation’s leading R&D centers in the world.

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