Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft since 2014 in place of Steve Ballmer, was also appointed president of the Windows multinational: before him only Bill Gates had held both roles. Unofficial internal discussions on his appointment began over a year ago, while the appointment was announced in the past few hours.
Satya Nadella becomes Microsoft president by replacing John Thompson who had been in office since 2014 in the role of Bill Gates: Thompson remains in the company as the main independent director. Nadella’s dual appointment as CEO and now also president of Microsoft is recognition of the executive’s crucial role in revitalizing the Redmond giant which, under his guidance and vision, has steered through one of its most important and consistent transformations, achieving a sustained growth still in progress.
Since Nadella is CEO, Microsoft has become one of the world’s leading players in cloud technologies and solutions with Azure, has strengthened its position in the field of productivity at every level, from personal to corporate to multinationals, finally achieving good results also in the gaming division. Also under the guidance of Nadella, some of the most important strategic acquisitions of all time for Microsoft were made, including LinkedIn , GitHub, Minecraft, the gaming giant ZeniMax up to the most recent acquisition of Nuace.
“In this role, Nadella will lead the work to set the board’s agenda, leveraging her deep business knowledge to support the right strategic opportunities and identify key risks and mitigation approaches for the board review,” says Microsoft in the announcement of Nadella’s appointment as president. Microsoft has become the second most valuable company in the world with a market capitalization of $ 1.9 trillion, preceded by Apple currently valued at $ 2.172 billion.
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