Satya Narayana Nadella
(; born January 6, 1967) is an Indian-American business executive. He is the current Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer. Before becoming CEO of Microsoft, he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company's Computing Platforms, Developer Tools and Cloud Computing Services.
Satya Nadella was born in a Telugu Brahmin family Nadella attended the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet before attaining a bachelor of engineering in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988 (then affiliated with Mangalore University), Manipal, Karnataka.
Nadella subsequently traveled to the U.S. to study for an MS degree in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, receiving his degree in 1990.
Nadella said he "always wanted to build things". He knew that computer science was what he wanted to pursue, but that emphasis was not available at Manipal University. "And so it [electronic engineering] was a great way for me to go discover what turned out to become a passion," he says.
Nadella worked as the senior vice-president of Research and Development (R&D) for the Online Services Division and vice-president of the Microsoft Business Division. Later, he was made the president of Microsoft's $19 billion Server and Tools Business and led a transformation of the company's business and technology culture from client services to cloud infrastructure and services. He has been credited for helping bring Microsoft's database, Windows Server and developer tools to its Azure cloud. The revenue from Cloud Services grew to $20.3 billion in June 2013 from $16.6 billion when he took over in 2011.
Nadella's 2013 base salary was nearly $700,000, for a total compensation, with stock bonuses, of $7.6 million.
Previous positions held by Nadella include:
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