SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Microsoft has named a successor to retiring CEO Steve Ballmer. Satya Nadella becomes only the third chief executive in the company’s nearly 40-year history.
The company also announced that founder Bill Gates will be stepping down as chairman moving into the role of technology advisor. Nadella, 46, has been with Microsoft 22 years and has an engineering degree as well as an MBA.
He’s really worked in the business side of the company. He started on the server side of the company and he’s been in business applications having also worked on the advertising and search area. For the last three years he’s been the head of cloud and enterprise.