Satya Nadella

Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian-born American business executive. He is the executive chairman and CEO of Microsoft, succeeding Steve Ballmer in 2014 as CEO and John W. Thompson in 2021 as chairman. Satya Nadella took over the reins of Microsoft in 2014 during a time of turmoil for the company. Since then, Nadella has implemented a variety of changes to the company, which has seen a massive improvement in-stock position since the change of power. Through open-source software projects, partnering with competitors, scaling back on first-party mobile ambitions, and centering the company around one main mission, Microsoft has held its spot as a major tech competitor. Nadella is a board member of Fred Hutch and Starbucks and a member of the board of trustees at the University of Chicago. The major changes enacted by Satya Nadella as CEO are

  • Releasing Microsoft Office for Apple’s iPad
  • Releasing iPhone and Android apps like Microsoft Outlook
  • Skipping Windows 9 and releasing Windows 10
  • Using Linux operating system on the Azure cloud
  • Buying Mojang (the company that created Minecraft)
  • Introducing Microsoft Surface Book, the company’s first laptop

In 2019, Nadella was named Financial Times (FT) Person of the Year, “Microsoft was at risk of technological irrelevance, but the chief executive has presided over an era of stunning wealth creation”. Year after year, Nadella finds his name in Barron’s World’s 30 best CEOs list. Nadella is a board member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a member of the board of trustees at the University of Chicago. All the proceeds from his book ‘Hit Refresh’ were given to Microsoft Philanthropies.

Satya Nadella Bio

Name: Satya Nadella
Born: 19 August 1967 (age 53 years), Hyderabad
Spouse: Anupama Nadella (m. 1992)
Employer: Microsoft
Previous Employer: Sun Microsystems
Education: MBA-  University of Chicago Booth School of Business; MSc in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1990); B.E.-MIT, Mangalore University (1988); Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.
Children: Zain Nadella, Divya Nadella, Tara Nadella
Books: Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
Awards: CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Global Indian
Net worth: $320 million.

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