“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates
Satya Nadella is appointed as a new CEO on 4 February 2014 succeeding Steve Ballmer. He was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Nadella worked with Sun Microsystems, as a member of its technology staff, prior to joining Microsoft in 1992.
Mr. Nadella who holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Manipal University, a master’s in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, joined Microsoft in 1992.
Currently, Nadella is Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, and in Microsoft’s words, is responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services.
In his email to Microsoft employees on his first day as CEO Mr. Satya Nadella said, “Today is a very humbling day for me. It reminds me of my very first day at Microsoft, 22 years ago. I saw then how clearly we empower people to do magical things with our creations and ultimately make the world a better place.”