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Two Microsoft executives take final sabbatical from the company

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Two Microsoft Corp executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, are preparing to leave the enterprise as Satya Nadella takes over the reins as the chief executive, as stated by a media report.

Bates, the former Skype CEO in charge of Microsoft’s business development, will leave immediately, technology news site Re/code reported on Sunday alluding to undisclosed sources.

Bates, who has from his quarter also worked at Cisco Systems Inc, was considered one of the potential CEO candidates to succeed Steve Ballmer, who announced in August that he would retire.

Eric Rudder, head of advanced strategy, will temporarily take up Bates’ duties and marketing executive Chris Capossela will replace Reller, the report confirmed.

Reller, one of the top female executives at the company and co-head of Microsoft’s Windows unit, will remain with Microsoft for some time to help with the transition.

The report held that Nadella, who was appointed CEO on Feb 4, told staff of the changes on Friday and the company plans to announce them publicly on Tuesday.

Microsoft however from its barrio declined to comment on the report.


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