Microsoft names India-born Nadella as next CEO, Gates to advise on technology


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  • Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014

Nadella: Called the appointment "humbling" in an email to the company's employees. - Reuters

SEATTLE: Microsoft Corp named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution.

Nadella, a 46-year-old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft's Internet-based, or "cloud" computing services, is only Microsoft's third CEO in 39 years, taking over from Steve Ballmer, who inherited the job from Gates in 2000.

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