Satya Nadella to succeed Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s next CEO

Satya Nadella to succeed Steve Ballmer as Microsoft’s next CEO

PanARMENIAN.Net - Technology giant Microsoft has said Satya Nadella will succeed Steve Ballmer as its next chief executive, according to BBC News.

Nadella is currently Microsoft's head of Cloud and Enterprise, which builds and runs the firm's computing platforms and developer tools.

In August, Ballmer said he would retire within 12 months. Leaders from a range of industries are rumoured to have been considered for the post.

Microsoft also said founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman. Gates will take up a new role as technology adviser and will also retain a seat on the board.

Microsoft's lead independent director John Thompson is to take over from Gates as the company's chairman. Thompson led the search committee for Microsoft's new chief executive, and said last year that more than 100 possible candidates had been identified.

Photo: Le Web
Related links:
 Top stories
"These attacks again underline the fact that criminals will exploit any vulnerability in any system," said Sanjay Virmani.
If the companies had lost the case and damages were awarded, they could have tripled to some $9bn under U.S. antitrust laws.
11 EU interior ministers called on major Internet providers to swiftly report and remove material that could “incite hatred and terror.”
"We've checked and there's nothing wrong on our end," a Singapore-based spokesman for Google said in an email.
Partner news