Satya Nadella May Be Microsoft’s Next CEO

The search for Microsoft's next CEO has been in full force since last year when Steve Ballmer announced that he would be leaving the company in 2014. While Microsoft has been quiet regarding the person it would like to take over the company, lists of candidates have been leaked out on a consistent basis. Previous frontrunners like Ford CEO Alan Mulally now seem to be out of the picture, as a new report from Bloomberg News suggests that Microsoft's board has settled on current Microsoft cloud executive Satya Nadella to replace Ballmer.

Out of all of the candidates that have been named in recent months, Nadella has the greatest amount of technical knowledge regarding some of Microsoft's more complicated products. With 22 years of experience at the company and his current position at the head of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, Nadella seems as though he would be a good fit for the job.

Technical Knowledge

Satya Nadella may not have the same amount of experience leading a company as some of the other candidates, but he does have an extensive amount of knowledge when dealing with more complicated and profitable technologies Microsoft currently puts out.

Not only does he have experience when it comes to Microsoft's products, but Nadella also has one bachelor's and two master's degrees, all of which are in the realms of science and business. After helping Microsoft with its Bing search engine and its Office software, Nadella was appointed head of the Cloud and Enterprise group in July 2013.

Other names that have been tossed about in the past like Mulally and Stephen Elop, former CEO of Nokia Corp., do understand how to run massive companies, but they also lack the level of inside knowledge that may be required of Ballmer's replacement. Unlike some companies, Microsoft likes to...

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Satya Nadella May Be Microsoft’s Next CEO

The search for Microsoft's next CEO has been in full force since last year when Steve Ballmer announced that he would be leaving the company in 2014. While Microsoft has been quiet regarding the person it would like to take over the company, lists of candidates have been leaked out on a consistent basis. Previous frontrunners like Ford CEO Alan Mulally now seem to be out of the picture, as a new report from Bloomberg News suggests that Microsoft's board has settled on current Microsoft cloud executive Satya Nadella to replace Ballmer.

Out of all of the candidates that have been named in recent months, Nadella has the greatest amount of technical knowledge regarding some of Microsoft's more complicated products. With 22 years of experience at the company and his current position at the head of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, Nadella seems as though he would be a good fit for the job.

Technical Knowledge

Satya Nadella may not have the same amount of experience leading a company as some of the other candidates, but he does have an extensive amount of knowledge when dealing with more complicated and profitable technologies Microsoft currently puts out.

Not only does he have experience when it comes to Microsoft's products, but Nadella also has one bachelor's and two master's degrees, all of which are in the realms of science and business. After helping Microsoft with its Bing search engine and its Office software, Nadella was appointed head of the Cloud and Enterprise group in July 2013.

Other names that have been tossed about in the past like Mulally and Stephen Elop, former CEO of Nokia Corp., do understand how to run massive companies, but they also lack the level of inside knowledge that may be required of Ballmer's replacement. Unlike some companies, Microsoft likes to...

Comments are closed.