The current chief executive of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, is now ordained the chairman of the software company. Microsoft’s board of directors has discovered a replacement to control the affairs of its software business since Bill Gates, the co-founder of the company dropped his office as CEO.
Since two decades ago, an individual has not been responsible for both offices — for Satya, being recognized as the chairman is an acknowledgeable change in which he well deserves for maintaining Microsoft as a tech giant.
Meanwhile, Satya has served the software company for years as the chief executive to continue the pace of being a tech giant. Microsoft software and its subsidiaries such as its Azure Cloud computing, and its Xbox gaming platform have reportedly experienced sharp growth.
In line with business productivity, Satya has also witnessed several successes in terms of stretching Microsoft’s subsidiary list with big companies, including, LinkedIn, ZeniMax, GitHub, and many more — not forgetting Minecraft.
According to Microsoft’s board, “Satya will lead the work to set the agenda for the board in his roles, leveraging his deep understanding of the business to elevate the right strategic opportunities and identify key risks and mitigation approaches for the board’s review.”
It worth noting that because of Satya, Microsoft is still the second most valued company, while Microsoft remains the topmost valued company. Still, Microsoft’s current market value is $1.9 trillion and more.
Since Microsoft’s co-founder stepped down as chief executive, the company’s board decided to shuffle top-level management with different individuals annually. In line with replacing top-level staffs, the former Microsoft chairman, John W. Thompson will be Microsoft’s director.
Still, the Microsoft board are consented to investigating the previous, chief executive, Bill Gates’s activity while he was in office. Bill Gates’s probe was based on the marital affair he had with a female employee — this matter has recently affected his marriage with Melinda Gates.
Despite the unfavourable position Bill Gates found himself in, he still represents Satya as his advisor, although Microsoft’s boards denied his proposal for Chairmanship.