Microsoft’s search for a new CEO is over
Feb 04,2014 0 Comments
Microsoft settled on a veteran insider as its replacement for long-time CEO Steve Ballmer on Tuesday, ending a five-month search with a choice some analysts called a “safe pick” for the software behemoth.
He was born in Hyderabad, India. And moved to the United States after graduating from Manipal University. Nadella joined the company in 1992 from one-time Silicon Valley icon Sun Microsystems; he’s been a Microsoftie for well over half of the company’s existence.
Nadella is only the third person to lead Microsoft; since the company was founded 39 years ago, only co-founder Bill Gates and Ballmer have headed it. But in recent years the company has looked flat-footed as rivals Apple, Google and Facebook have dominated and innovated in hardware, online services and social media.