As expected, Microsoft has confirmed its head of cloud services Satya Nadella as the company’s new CEO. Nadella will be the successor of the earlier CEO Steve Ballmer, who announced his retirement early last year. With this announcement, Nadella has become the third CEO of Microsoft.
India-born Satya Nadella, who was till now heading Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, was one of the strongest candidates from a list of other prominent personalities from within as well as outside the company which were listed for the post of Microsoft’s CEO.
Here is what the company has posted on its site:
As Satya Nadella becomes the third CEO of Microsoft, he brings a relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of collaboration to his new role. He joined Microsoft 22 years ago because he saw how clearly Microsoft empowers people to do magical things and ultimately make the world a better place. Many companies, he says, “aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance.”