The board of directors of Microsoft is preparing for the official announcement to Satya Nadella as the next CEO of the company. The board is preparing to replace Bill Gates as president of the company.
Nadella, 46, has been the name that has begun to sound strong in recent weeks. Nadella, director born in India, leads the division of the “cloud” within Microsoft. It’s been this division which has precisely given much impetus to the company’s profits in the last quarter of the year.
Microsoft has only had two CEO in its 30 year history, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. The latter announced his retirement in August 2014, giving room for a year to the company to select his successor.
If the board goes to Nadella as best option would be by selecting a veteran in Microsoft, as the executive joined the company in 1992 and has held various senior positions in the cloud services, search software and solutions to companies.
As president of Microsoft’s server business, Nadella boosted revenue 20.3 billion in the fiscal year through June, compared with $16.6 billion that entered division before he took charge in 2011.
Nadella as a strong candidate, included among a list of possible three. “And right now, that who has seen the internal process by Satya Nadella point, who currently leads the effort of the company, is the most likely internal candidate to prevail. That is due to a number of reasons, including their knowledge of the company, where he has spent much of his career as well as a strong technical background and a varied work history in Microsoft. The other two candidates, strategy leader Tony Bates and Nokia leader and former Microsoft executive Stephen Elop, seem to be behind”.