Microsoft may name new CEO by next week, spotlight on insider Satya Nadella

By on January 30, 2014, 12:30 PM
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Microsoft's CEO search could be nearing its end. According to a Re/Code report, which cited anonymous sources, the company may finally announce its new CEO next week, and Satya Nadella, VP of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, appears to be the most likely candidate for the job.

Nadella holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication from the Manipal University (India). He joined Microsoft back in 1992, and has held a variety of roles since then.

Many believe that Nadella would be fit for the job because being an insider, he is already familiar with the organization, which is an important skill considering the fact that Microsoft is too complex an organization for any outsider. Apart from this, he has a strong technical background, and has been least controversial.

The company has been looking for a new CEO for nearly six months. According to the report, Microsoft employees aren't doing anything but waiting for the announcement. “No one knows what the new CEO will want, so no one knows what to do.”, said one high-ranking executive.

High-profile outsiders Ford CEO Allan Mullaly and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg have already pulled out of the race.




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Kneep said:

I'll bet this guy's been the choice from the beginning

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

We could have waited until knowing absolutely.

Guest said:

If he is selected, how long will it take Wall Street to be all over his case because they aren't growing at double-digits.

Guest said:

According to the report, Microsoft employees aren't doing anything but waiting for the announcement. "No one knows what the new CEO will want, so no one knows what to do.", said one high-ranking executive.

This is a clear sign that Microsoft has been mismanaged for a long time. If the employees are paralyzed because they can't think for themselves, then Microsoft is doomed as a company. They need courageous, insightful employees who already know what to do.

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

This is a clear sign that Microsoft has been mismanaged for a long time.
You are over thinking this. As much as I would like to agree with you. There are things such as wasting time coding when a new CEO would change directions. Just because they are waiting for directions, doesn't mean they are incompetent. I've often referred to Microsoft as being incompetent, but that could be from leadership not employee levels.

Would you be willing to work three weeks or more just for the CEO to say we are not going to use the work? The employees may have inside insight as to whether their work will be used, and is patiently waiting for the command of new direction.

Guest said:

This guy??

Appears that they cannot give this job away.....

Kinda sad really, Micro$oft used to know what they were doing instead of chasing their tail ....

:'(

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Not every good decision can be made in a split second. What would you do, play a game of spin the bottle?

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