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Indians cheer appointment of homegrown Microsoft chief

Published on Feb 5, 2014 2:34 PM
 
Mr Satya Nadella (centre), Microsoft's new CEO, addresses employees along with founder and technology advisor Bill Gates (left) and outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer (right) on the company's campus in Redmond, Washington, on Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014. India on Wednesday cheered the appointment of Mr Nadella as the new chief executive of Microsoft, the latest example of an Indian-born exec rising to the top of the US corporate world. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MUMBAI (AFP) - India on Wednesday cheered the appointment of Mr Satya Nadella as the new chief executive of Microsoft, the latest example of an Indian-born exec rising to the top of the US corporate world.

Mr Nadella, who became the giant company's third CEO on Tuesday, was born and grew up in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad and studied at Mangalore University before moving to America to further his studies and career.

"India makes a power point," said a proud front-page headline of the Times of India newspaper about the 46-year-old cricket lover's appointment.

"India has clearly emerged as the talent machine that is consistently churning out global CEOs," said the daily.

 
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