Satya Nadella Becomes Microsoft CEO

Satya Nadella

Today, in a press release, Microsoft Corp. announced that Satya Nadella had been appointed as as CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Nadella, who has been serving Microsoft as the Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise group, has taken the charge effective immediately.

“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.” Microsoft founder Bill Gates was quoted as saying. He further added that there was no better person to lead the company other than Satya Nadella.

Who is Satya Nadella?

He was born in 1967, in Hyderabad, into a Telugu Brahmin family. His father served as an IAS officer and was appointed as a member of India’s Planning Commission during the years of 2004-2009. Nadella finished his schooling from Hyderabad Public School in Begumpet and B.E. from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Karnataka. He moved to the United States to complete an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. On completion of studies, he joined Sun Microsystems and finally moved to Microsoft in the year 1992. Soon, he was promoted to the post of senior vice president of the Research and Development team of the Online Services Division and later vice president of the Business Division. It is said that Nadella played crucial role in transforming Microsoft’s business and technology culture from client services to cloud infrastructure and service. He is also credited for the development of one of world’s largest cloud infrastructures supporting Bing, Xbox, Office and other products services.

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  • Avishek

    Let’s see how he runs such a massive company. Great news indeed!

  • sureshreddy

    Great

  • ankit555551

    Is he able to drive such a giant company? BTW it is not shown how he bring people together…

    • http://www.successstories.co.in/ Mousumi Saha Kumar

      In an interview, probably two days ago, Bill Gates reiterated that Satya is an undisputed leader and has proved himself in his more than 2 decade long journey at Microsoft. The world is definitely watching his moves.

      • ankit555551

        Lets wait and watch, I expect emerge of Nokia windows OS

      • ankit555551

        What is ‘mod’ after your name on your this comment?

        • http://www.successstories.co.in/ Mousumi Saha Kumar

          This is my blog Ankit :-)
          MOD stands for Moderator.

          • ankit555551

            Nice blog 😀

          • http://www.successstories.co.in/ Mousumi Saha Kumar

            Thank you :-)