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Satya Nadella to embark on the Odyssey as Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella

REDMOND, USA: Microsoft Corp. today pronounced that its Board of Directors has cherry – picked Satya Nadella for essaying the role of chief executive officer and member of the board of directors effective instantly. Nadella hitherto held the position of executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise assemblage.

Bill Gates, Microsoft’s founder and member of the board of directors believed: “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.”

Ever since joining the company in 1992, Nadella has fronted key stratagem and technical transferences across the company’s portfolio of products and services, most conspicuously the company’s move to the cloud and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world being auxiliary to Bing, Xbox, Office and supplementary services. In the course of his tenure supervising Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, the division outpaced the market and took cuts from contenders.

“Microsoft is one of those rare companies to have truly revolutionized the world through technology, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company,” Nadella alleged. Rhetoricising further that – “The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster and continue to transform. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers more quickly.”

“Having worked with him for more than 20 years, I know that Satya is the right leader at the right time for Microsoft,” quipped Steve Ballmer, who proclaimed on Aug. 23, 2013 that he would be put out to pasture the minute a successor was named. Volumnising further that – “I’ve had the distinct privilege of working with the most talented employees and senior leadership team in the industry, and I know their passion and hunger for greatness will only grow stronger under Satya’s leadership.”

Microsoft also stated that Bill Gates, heretofore Chairman of the Board of Directors, will don a fresh role on the Board as Founder and Technology Advisor, and will dedicate more time to the company, supporting Nadella in whittling technology and product course. John Thompson, lead independent director for the Board of Directors, will shoulder the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors and persist as an independent director on the Board.

“Satya is clearly the best person to lead Microsoft, and he has the unanimous support of our Board,” Thompson held. “The Board took the thoughtful approach that our shareholders, customers, partners and employees expected and deserved.”


Buttressed by way of the adding of Nadella, Microsoft’s Board of Directors consists of Ballmer; Dina Dublon, former Chief Financial Officer of JPMorgan Chase; Gates; Maria M. Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College; Stephen J. Luczo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Seagate Technology PLC; David F. Marquardt, General Partner at August Capital; Nadella; Charles H. Noski, former Vice Chairman of Bank of America Corp.; Dr. Helmut Panke, former Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW Bayerische Motoren Werke AG; and Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Virtual Instruments.

Seven of the 10 board members are independent of Microsoft, which is unswerving with the prerequisites in the company’s governance course of action that a considerable majority be autonomous.


Jawed Akhtar

A Journalist by interest and a Music Enthusiast by passion. Wedded to Mother Nature, Jawed indulges his aesthetics in travelling and reading books of varied genres. Having covered News stories for top Dailies in his formative years, that is, he is game for tryst with Technology at Techmagnifier.

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