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Feb 04 2014

Satya Nadella is Microsoft's CEO


It's official! Satya Nadella, an Indian American, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft today. Microsoft's website introduced it's new CEO thus- 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.” The site also posted other details like-

  • birthplace

         Hyderabad, India

  • born

    1967

  • Residence

    Bellevue, WA

  • education

    BS, MSCS, MBA

  • Hobbies

         Cricket, poetry


Satya Nadella is preceded by Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, the founder. Before taking the CEO office, he was the executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

Here're some did-you-know facts about the man on whom rests the eyes of the world...

  • Satya was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, in India and he did his Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in Manipal, Karnataka.
  • He earned a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

  • His father, B. N. Yugandhar, an IAS Officer, has served as a member of Planning Commission under Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
  • Before joining Microsoft, he worked for Sun.

The appointment of Nadella makes him the most powerful Indian-born tech executive in the world, according to Reuters.

What can we say? These are exciting times......

 

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