Who Is Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft?
  • 6 years ago
Investing.com - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s decision to acquire software developer platform GitHub is the latest move by CEO Satya Nadella to reshape the tech giant known for its revolutionary software.Remaking Microsoft, however, may not be a surprise for Nadella, 50, who says he's always wanted to build things.Born and raised in Hyderabad, India, he received a BS in electrical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988, before moving to the U.S. for further study. In quick succession, Nadella earned a M.S. in computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MBA from the University of Chicago.After a brief stint at Sun Microsystems, he joined Microsoft in 1992, embarking on a career that would be marked by diverse responsibilities and multiple promotions. Cloud computing, however, was where Nadella made his mark.In February 2014, Nadella replaced longtime CEO Steve Ballmer, who had taken over from founder Bill Gates, and quickly began to reshape both the company's corporate culture and business priorities. He's overseen several key acquisitions, including that of LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), and made Microsoft a major player in cloud computing. During his tenure, the company's stock has almost tripled.Off the job, Nadella serves on the board of trustees of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. He enjoys American and Indian poetry as well as cricket. Nadella's 2017 book, Hit Refresh, is both a memoir and meditation on technology and society. It also happens to an be apt description of his approach to leading Microsoft.