Microsoft announces Satya Nadella as Microsoft's new CEO

Satya Nadella is Microsoft's new CEO. The announcement was made in an email to Microsoft employees today.

Satya Nadella 

The announcement follows months of speculation and a week of intense rumors that predicted this outcome. Nadella, 46 and born in Hyderabad, India, will become only the third CEO of Microsoft. He will also join the Board of Directors. Board member John Thompson will become the new chairman of the board of directors, taking over for Bill Gates. Gates will take on a new "Technology Advisor" role.


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