After Steve Ballmer stepped down from the position of Microsoft’s CEO, there were many speculations about who would fill Ballmer’s shoes. It isn’t Ericsson’s Hans Vestberg nor is it Nokia’s Stephen Elop, it is in fact Microsoft’s long standing employee, Satya Nadella!
Satya, an electrical engineer by profession, started working for Sun Microsystems in 1992. After joining Microsoft, Satya has held many important positions, the most recent of which was heading Cloud and Enterprise Group.
It is worth noting that Satya doesn’t have any former CEO experience, unlike the other candidates that were hopeful of becoming Microsoft CEOs. Yet, the departments he has headed have produced billions in revenue. His mentor is Bill Gates, the founder of the company. After a long time, Bill Gates may take to working full days at Microsoft helping Satya reshape Microsoft.
Nadella himself is focused on reviving the company by bringing innovation to market. He is looking to up the standards of software and hardware as well as work on the cloud-centric services that Microsoft currently offers.
“The opportunity ahead for Microsoft is vast, but to seize it, we must focus clearly, move faster and continue to transform. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers more quickly.”
However these are tough times for Microsoft. Sure, the services are still in demand but Microsoft’s major product, Windows is struggling to hold the market share. Satya has the experience, the determination and perhaps the passion but it remains to be seen if he has what it takes to take the company forward.