In August 2013, Microsoft announced that Long term serving CEO Steve Ballmer will be leaving the company in the next 12months. Indian-born Mr. Satya Nadella was among the List of Nine (9) candidates who could replace Microsoft CEO ‘Steve Ballmer’ i published on this blog last year.
Technology giant Microsoft has announced that Satya Nadella will be its next CEO. Indian-born Mr Nadella is currently Microsoft’s head of Cloud and Enterprise
Company founder Bill Gates said
“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella. Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.”
Satya & Microsoft
Mr Nadella, 46, is Microsoft’s third CEO. The Hyderabad-born executive joined the company in 1992 and has degrees in electronics, computer science and business administration.
He previously led its server and tools business before being put in charge of the unit that built Microsoft’s Cloud OS service, which powers products such as Bing, Skype and Xbox Live.
In a video statement, he said the job would mean “substantially increasing the time that I spend at the company”, working with product development teams.
Congrat Mr. Satya!!!