New Delhi: Recently, Redmond-based Microsoft announced that Satya Nadella would succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO. Hyderabad-born Nadella is 46 years old and has worked at the company since 1992, taking on a number of roles that have influenced its Office, Xbox and Bing products. During his tenrure, Nadella led Microsoft's efforts in the cloud and enterprise space, two areas that have always been of great importance to the company.
“While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more. Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation. This is a critical time for the industry and for Microsoft. Make no mistake, we are headed for greater places — as technology evolves and we evolve with and ahead of it. Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world,” he said in a memo to employees. Following Nadella's elevation, Microsoft announced that Bill Gates will be taking on a bigger role at the company. He stepped down from his position as chairman takes up the role of technology advisor to Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella.
“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” Gates said. “His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.”
"I want every one of us to find more meaning at work. We spend far too much time at work for it not to have deep meaning," Nadella has said.
Nadella's appointment as CEO makes him the most powerful Indian-born tech executive in the world.
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