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Microsoft board preparing to name Nadella as CEO: Report

Published on Jan 31, 2014 7:52 AM
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Microsoft Corp's board is preparing to name internal executive Satya Nadella(above) as the software company's next chief executive, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources it said were briefed on the CEO search process. -- PHOTO: THE NEW YORK TIMES

SEATTLE (REUTERS) - Microsoft Corp's board is preparing to name internal executive Satya Nadella as the software company's next chief executive (CEO), Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources it said were briefed on the CEO search process.

The board is also considering replacing chairman Bill Gates, possibly with lead independent director John Thompson, Bloomberg said.

Sources had previously told Reuters that Microsoft was down to a "handful" of candidates, including Mr Nadella, executive vice-president of the cloud and enterprise group, and Mr Tony Bates, executive vice-president of business development, plus at least one external candidate.

Bloomberg added the Mr Nadella plans had not been finalised.

 
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