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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella elected chair of board

On Wednesday, Microsoft’s board unanimously voted Indian American CEO Satya Nadella the chairman of the board. He will head the company’s board as chairman in addition to continuing his work as CEO. This promotion is a huge vote of confidence in his work and comes after a year of 14% revenue growth despite the pandemic, American Kahani reports.

According to his biography, Satya Nadella was born and raised in Hyderabad, India. He attended Mangalore University for a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, received an MS in computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of business.

He began working as an engineer at Microsoft in 1992 and has since held a number of executive roles, including Vice President of the Microsoft Business Division and Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. In 2014, Satya Nadella took over Microsoft as CEO and has made great strides for the tech giant.

According to CNN Business, under Nadella’s direction as CEO, Microsoft has focused its energies on cloud computing with much success, “resulting in blockbuster earnings and a market cap of close to $2 trillion.”

Business Standard lists several key decisions Nadella has made as CEO, including: releasing iPhone and Android apps like Microsoft Outlook, using Linux operating system on the Azure cloud, and introducing the Microsoft Surface Book, the company’s first laptop.

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