February 4, 2014

Alumnus named next Microsoft CEO

Updated on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Booth alumnus Satya Nadella (M.B.A. ’97) was named the next CEO of Microsoft Corporation, announced Tuesday morning.

Microsoft began their search for a new CEO to replace current CEO Steve Ballmer five months ago.

Nadella is a veteran of the company, having been with Microsoft since 1992, and he is the current Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Group. Before his 22-year career at Microsoft, Nadella worked at Sun Microsystems.

In a 2008 visit to the University, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that “[Nadella] has perhaps one of the most challenging jobs at Microsoft, he’s merely in charge of competing with Google, runs our search business. He’s a graduate from the school, and we’re in very good hands with the great talent and education that he received.”