Satya Nadella

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Satya Nadella is an Indian American engineer and the current CEO of Microsoft. He was born on August 19, 1967, in Hyderabad, India. After pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering from the reputed Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka, this tech wizard relocated to the United States. He then got admitted to the reputed University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to pursue his Masters of Science degree and graduated in 1990. His desire to excel in the corporate world also motivated Nadella to move to one of the best business schools in the world, the Booth School of Business affiliated to the University of Chicago. He received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from this prestigious institution.

After completing his education, Nadella joined the well-known firm Sun Microsystems where he worked for a brief period and then moved to the Silicon-valley giant Microsoft in 1992. Slowly but steadily, he grabbed bigger opportunities at the enterprise and went on to manage several divisions of the company. One of Satya’s path-breaking accomplishments within the firm was to pave way for cloud computing technology, which later went on to become a trendsetter.

Satya was later given the responsibility to control the Research & Development department, which belonged to the Online Service Division and was even appointed as the senior vice-president of the same. He joined this department in 2007 and continued being a part of it for the next four years. Nadella then moved to the Systems and Tools division of Microsoft and was even appointed its president. After working in the firm for a period of twenty two years, Nadella was promoted to the designation of the CEO in 2014. He even became an important stakeholder in the firm and owned stocks worth millions of dollars and earned a handsome salary, much higher than many engineers of his kind. The tech wizard soon became popular amongst sections of the media across the world and is often invited as a guest speaker to many events across the United States.