After a new change in the executive board of Microsoft, Satya Nadella was appointed as president of the company, in parallel with the position he already holds as chief executive officer (CEO).
This milestone of dual leadership had only been achieved before by Bill Gates.
Satya Nadella, now president and CEO of Microsoft
Everything that came after Windows XP was an uphill road for several years for Microsoft. However, today, beyond the success of Windows 10, the Redmond company is listed as one of the most relevant in the technological environment.
The process of “revitalization” of this company is attributed to the role played by Satya Nadella as CEO. In the seven years that he has been in charge of this position, the Azure division has been strongly promoted, dedicated to providing cloud-based services, mainly oriented to productivity tasks and games.
Similarly, Microsoft has gained relevance in new areas thanks to the boost they have given to services such as Office 365, the relevance that Teams has taken in the last year and the successful acquisition of other companies during this period, such as LinkedIn, GitHub, Minecraft and Zenimax.
As a result of all this process of adaptation to the new times, Microsoft is positioned as the second most valuable company in the world in the technological field, valued at more than 1.9 billion dollars and being preceded only by Apple.
In the ad shared by the company led by Nadella, it was noted that the decision to assign him such responsibility was unanimously determined by the board of directors.
“In this role, Nadella will lead the work to set the board’s agenda, leveraging her deep business knowledge to elevate the right strategic opportunities and identify key risks and mitigation approaches for board review.” points out part of the statement.
This movement at the executive table of the technology company also had an impact on another position. John W. Thompson took over as Principal Independent Director, a position he previously held from 2012 to 2014, which is key to the performance of the Company’s leadership.
“As the lead independent director, Thompson will retain significant authority, including input on behalf of the independent directors over the agendas of the board, convening meetings of the independent directors, setting agendas for executive sessions, and performance reviews. CEO’s main “the company explained in its letter.
Nadella’s dual management position had previously been obtained solely by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, extending this term of office until 2000.
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