Well, it’s finally over.
After five months of cloak and dagger and dueling leaks, Microsoft(s msft) has named Satya Nadella, its cloud chief, as its third-ever CEO, replacing long-time veteran Steve Ballmer. Company cofounder Bill Gates will remain on the board — and act as counsel to Nadella, as rumored — but will cede his chairman slot to director John Thompson, who led this slow-motion search process.
|Satya Nadella Timeline|
|1967 – Satya Nadella is born in Hyderabad, India|
|1975 – Microsoft is founded.|
|1990 – Nadella graduates with a master’s degree in computer science from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University in India.|
|1992 – Nadella joins Microsoft after a short time working at Sun Microsystems|
|1996 – Nadella receives his master’s in business administration from the University of Chicago. He flew to Chicago every Friday to attend weekend classes before…|
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