Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been named chairman of the software company, ending a two-decade split in the wake of ongoing inquiries into the board’s founder. Bill Gates,
The appointment makes Nadella the second person to hold both executive and executive positions in the company’s 46-year history. Gates: He held both roles until retiring as CEO in 2000, although he remained in office until 2014, when he still served as an adviser to Nadella.
Microsoft sought to portray the transition of the paint table as a natural extension of Nadella’s seven-year tenure. According to the company spokesman, it has been under informal discussion since the end of last year between his “former chair John on Thompson”. It was also approved at the regular June meeting of the board, it is the usual time when it makes any changes to the board meeting before the end of its fiscal year at the end of the month, the speaker said.
However, this comes at a time when the board is in the spotlight over the fact that he has been involved with Gates since his departure as director earlier last year. He left later Microsoft:Managers, including Nadella, have launched an investigation into what the company recently called a “concern.” “Bill Gates tried to establish a close relationship with a company employee in 2000.”
The investigation was published only a month ago, when Gates and his wife Melinda announced their intention Divorce և US media outlets reported allegations of sexual harassment against women by both the software company and the couple’s charity. Through a spokesperson, Gates denied he left the board because of a company investigation.
The time: he said that he was going to “devote more time to charitable priorities.” Microsoft on Wednesday declined to say whether its board investigation was over or whether it would drop the case after Gates’s resignation.
The company said Thompson, who has held the post since 2014, was returning to the position of Independent CEO, which he had previously held.
Gates has been with Microsoft for more than two decades, stepping down as chief executive officer in the wake of rising US antitrust of the software group.
After graduating in 2014, he continued to spend a third of his time at the company, giving advice. Nadella, the rest was split between the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation and its private equity group. He has remained Nadella’s adviser since leaving the company as a result of the board investigation, while a company spokesman says he has spent much less time working for Microsoft.
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