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Microsoft Welcomes New CEO Satya Nadella

Sarah Geisler |
February 4, 2014 | 9:55 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is slated to step down as chairman on Tuesday. He has been replaced by executive chief Satya Nadella. Nadella, a native of Hyderabad, India, is a longtime employee of Microsoft, having joined the company in 1992 as an executive vice president.  

Nadella, a so-called “safe” choice, is not expected to make any radical changes to the Microsoft fabric. “Very few [companies] have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance," he said. "Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance." 

Bill Gates will take on a new role as a full-time technology advisor, working several days a week, and continue with his charitable work through the multibillion-dollar Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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