Satya Nadella talking on the 2016 World Financial Discussion board in Davos, Switzerland.
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Microsoft stated Wednesday that CEO Satya Nadella is turning into the chair of the corporate’s board, changing impartial director John Thompson, following a unanimous vote of the software program firm’s board.
The change displays the success Nadella has had up to now seven years making Microsoft extra outstanding in know-how and enterprise altogether.
“In this position, Nadella will lead the work to set the agenda for the board, leveraging his deep understanding of the enterprise to raise the fitting strategic alternatives and determine key dangers and mitigation approaches for the board’s evaluate,” Microsoft stated in a press release.
Below his watch Microsoft regained the title of world’s most beneficial public firm. At the moment it stands because the second most beneficial, solely behind Apple.
Nadella’s Microsoft has turn into extra centered on cloud computing providers to energy different firm’s purposes, and the corporate has expanded by means of acquisitions of enterprise social community LinkedIn, supply code-sharing web site GitHub and video-game developer Zenimax.
Nadella is one in every of Microsoft’s prime particular person shareholders, with greater than 1.6 million shares of the corporate’s inventory.
The transfer got here a 12 months after Invoice Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft and its first CEO, left the corporate’s board. Gates stepped down after the board investigated a report that Gates had tried to begin an intimate relationship with an worker in 2000, an organization spokesperson stated.
Thompson, previously CEO of Symantec, joined Microsoft’s board in 2012 and changed Gates as Microsoft’s chair in 2014, on the identical day Nadella changed Steve Ballmer because the Microsoft CEO.
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