Satya Nadella

  • Satya Nadella headed Microsoft's enterprise and cloud divisions before being named CEO. Photo by Flickr user LeWeb13
    February 4, 2014   BY Joshua Barajas 

    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday named 47-year-old Satya Nadella, the company’s enterprise and cloud chief, as the new chief executive, ending a five-month search to replace Steve Ballmer, who has been serving as CEO since 2000. The company’s first CEO, Bill Gates, will also step down as chairman, a position he’s held since 1981, to assist Nadella as a “technology advisor.” Board member John Thompson will take over as chairman. Continue reading