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Satya Nadella named as Microsoft's new CEO, effective immediately

Bill Gates to step into a role as the CEO's technical advisor

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella their new chief executive officer.

Nadella has been with Microsoft for 22 years and most recently has been the executive vice president of The company's Cloud and Enterprise group. He replaces Steve Ballmer who will retire with immediate effect.

Nadella said, “Microsoft is one of those rare companies to have truly revolutionized the world through technology, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company. 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.” Satya Nadella named as Microsoft's new CEO, effective immediately

Bill Gates will also be moving into a much more active role within the company. He steps down as chairman of the board to take up the role of technical advisor to the new CEO. John Thomson, former CEO of Virtual Instruments and COE and chairman of Symantec will replace Gates as chairman of the board.

Gates said, "I'm thrilled that Satya has asked me to step up, substantially increasing my time at the company. I'll have over a third of my time available to meet with product groups and it'll be fun to define this next round of products working together."

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella their new chief executive officer. Satya Nadella named as Microsoft's new CEO, effective immediately

Nadella has been with Microsoft for 22 years and most recently has been the executive vice president of The company's Cloud and Enterprise group. He replaces Steve Ballmer who will retire with immediate effect.

Nadella said, “Microsoft is one of those rare companies to have truly revolutionized the world through technology, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company. 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.”

Bill Gates will also be moving into a much more active role within the company. He steps down as chairman of the board to take up the role of technical advisor to the new CEO. John Thomson, former CEO of Virtual Instruments and COE and chairman of Symantec, will replace Gates as chariman of the board.

Gates said, "I'm thrilled that Satya has asked me to step up, substantially increasing my time at the company. I'll have over a third of my time available to meet with product groups and it'll be fun to define this next round of products working together." Satya Nadella named as Microsoft's new CEO, effective immediately

Microsoft has named Satya Nadella their new chief executive officer.

Nadella has been with Microsoft for 22 years and most recently has been the executive vice president of The company's Cloud and Enterprise group. He replaces Steve Ballmer who will retire with immediate effect.

Nadella said, “Microsoft is one of those rare companies to have truly revolutionized the world through technology, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been chosen to lead the company. 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.”

Bill Gates will also be moving into a much more active role within the company. He steps down as chairman of the board to take up the role of technical advisor to the new CEO. John Thomson, former CEO of Virtual Instruments and COE and chairman of Symantec , will replace Gates as the chairman of the board.

Gates said, "I'm thrilled that Satya has asked me to step up, substantially increasing my time at the company. I'll have over a third of my time available to meet with product groups and it'll be fun to define this next round of products working together."