Microsoft appoints Satya Nadella as CEO

The Bing for Microsoft CEO is over. Microsoft Board has appointed Satya Nadella as the new CEO, replace Steve Ballmer. 46-year-old Nadella will take over immediately, allowing Ballmer to retire early. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.
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Since joining Microsoft in 1992, Nadella has spearheaded major strategy and technical shifts across the company’s portfolio of products and services including the move to the cloud and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world supporting Bing, Xbox, Office and other services. During his tenure overseeing Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, the division outperformed the market and took share from competitors.

As Nadella takes over CEO, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates will be taking on a bigger role at Microsoft. He will be stepping down from his position as chairman and take up the role of technology advisor to Satya Nadella.

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