Satya Nadella

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Satya Nadella
సత్య నాదెళ్ల
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Satya Nadella at LeWeb 2013.
Born Satya Narayana Nadella
(1967-08-19) 19 August 1967 (age 47)[1]
Hyderabad, India[2][3][4]
Residence Washington, US
Citizenship United States[5]
Education B.E., M.S., M.B.A.
Alma mater Manipal Institute of Technology (B.E.)
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (M.S.)
University of Chicago Booth School of Business (M.B.A.)
Occupation CEO of Microsoft
Employer Microsoft
Salary $17.5 million (with per annum stock grant and bonus)[6]
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) Anupama Nadella
Website
Satya Nadella - Microsoft.com

Satya Narayana Nadella (born 19 August 1967) is an Indian-American business executive. He is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft.[7][8] 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.

Early life

Satya Nadella[9][10][11] was born into a Telugu speaking family[11] in Hyderabad, India. His father, Bukkapuram Nadella Yugandher, was a civil servant of the Indian Administrative Service.[12][13] Nadella attended the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet[14] before attaining a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering[15] from the Manipal Institute of Technology in 1988 (then affiliated with Mangalore University), Manipal, Karnataka.[16][17][18][19][20]

Nadella subsequently traveled to the U.S. to study for an M.S. degree in Computer Science at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee,[21] receiving his degree in 1990.[22] Later he received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.[23][24]

Nadella said he "always wanted to build things".[25] He knew that computer science was what he wanted to pursue,[26] but that emphasis was not available at Manipal University. "And so it [electrical engineering] was a great way for me to go discover what turned out to become a passion," he says.[27]

Career

Sun Microsystems

Nadella worked with Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff prior to joining Microsoft in 1992.[2][3]

Microsoft

At Microsoft Nadella has led major projects including the company's move to cloud computing and the development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world.[28]

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.[23] The revenue from Cloud Services grew to $20.3 billion in June 2013 from $16.6 billion when he took over in 2011.[29]

Nadella's 2013 base salary was nearly $700,000, for a total compensation, with stock bonuses, of $7.6 million.[30]

Previous positions held by Nadella include:[31]

  • President of the Server & Tools Division (9 February 2011 – February 2014)
  • Senior Vice-President of Research and Development for the Online Services Division (March 2007 – February 2011)[32]
  • Vice-President of the Business Division
  • Corporate Vice-President of Business Solutions and Search & Advertising Platform Group
  • Executive Vice-President of Cloud and Enterprise group[16]
Nadella with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On 4 February 2014, Nadella was announced as the new CEO of Microsoft,[7][8] the third chief executive in the company's history.[33][34][35][36]

Controversy

On 9 October 2014, while speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a women's technical conference, when asked what his advice would be for women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise Nadella stated: "It's not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along," Nadella said,[37] according to a recording on the website of the event.

"Because that's good karma," Nadella continued. "It'll come back because somebody's going to know that's the kind of person that I want to trust."[38]

After the comments produced a strong backlash in the media and in social media, Nadella issued an apology, "Was inarticulate on how women should ask for raise," he tweeted several hours after his remarks. "Our industry must close gender pay gap so a raise is not needed because of a bias."[39]

Microsoft also issued a memo on its website in which Nadella wrote: "I answered that question completely wrong," said the memo. "I believe men and women should get equal pay for equal work. And when it comes to career advice on getting a raise when you think it’s deserved, Maria’s advice was the right advice. If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask."[40]

Personal life

In 1992 Nadella married Anupama, daughter of his father's Indian Administrative Service (IAS) batchmate, K.R. Venugopal.[41] They have three children, a son and two daughters, and live in Bellevue, Washington.[4][42]

Nadella is an avid reader of American and Indian poetry. He is also interested in cricket, his passion growing up, having played on his school team. He mentioned having learned leadership and teamwork from cricket.[4][27]

See also

References

  1. ^ Satya Nadella. news.microsoft.com
  2. ^ a b "IAS officer's son tipped to become Microsoft CEO". The Times of India. 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Satya Nadella: 8 things you should know". The Times of India. 31 January 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Drusch, Andrea (2 April 2014). "10 things to know: Satya Nadella". Politico.com. 
  5. ^ Microsoft names India-born Satya Nadella as CEO, Bill Gates steps aside as Chairman. Associated Press via ibnlive.in. 5 February 2014
  6. ^ "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's $84 Million Pay Package Gets Approved". 
  7. ^ a b Ovide, Shira (5 February 2014). "Microsoft Board Names Satya Nadella as CEO". The Wall Street Journal. 
  8. ^ a b "Microsoft Board names Satya Nadella as CEO". Microsoft.com. 4 February 2014. 
  9. ^ "Shabhash Satya". Eenadu. 5 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Satya Manode". Sakshi. 5 February 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Nadella is still rooted to his village in AP". Sunday Guardian. 8 February 2014. 
  12. ^ ‘Studious, hardworking boy has achieved his goal,’ says Satya Nadella's dad. Daily News and Analysis. (5 February 2014). Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  13. ^ Satya, Nadella (5 February 2014). "Well done Satya". Eenadu. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  14. ^ Anisha Dhiman (29 July 2013). "'Never, ever stop learning': Satya Nadella". Decan Chronicle. 
  15. ^ Satya Nadella. news.microsoft.com
  16. ^ a b "Satya Nadella, President, Server & Tools Business". Microsoft. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "MIT thrilled over Nadella being in race to head Microsoft". DNA India. 
  18. ^ "Manipal Institute of Technology hails Sathya Nadella's success". The Times of India. 28 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Satya Nadella: Hyderabad to Seattle via Manipal". The Times of India. 1 February 2014. 
  20. ^ DelhiPlanet (7 February 2014). "Challenges Facing Manipal Alumnus And Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella". DelhiPlanet Media. 
  21. ^ "UWMilwaukee alum named Microsoft CEO | UWM News". uwm.edu. 4 February 2014. 
  22. ^ "Satya Nadella education". 
  23. ^ a b McCracken, Harry (15 December 2010). "Microsoft's New CEO Satya Nadella: 10 Things to Know". Time. 
  24. ^ "Satya Nadella Net Worth". Celebrity Net Worth. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  25. ^ "Meet Satya Nadella, the new Microsoft CEO | NDTV Gadgets". Gadgets.ndtv.com. 
  26. ^ Henderson, James (5 February 2014). "Techday – Nadella loves cricket, despite Black Caps hammering India…". Techday.com. 
  27. ^ a b "Satya Nadella – Microsoft's CEO". Microsoft. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  28. ^ Satya, Nadella (4 February 2014). "Satya Nadella CEO". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  29. ^ "Indo-American Satya Nadella in race to be Microsoft's new CEO". Biharprabha News. Indo-Asian News Service. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  30. ^ Kyle Nazario (27 January 2014). "Satya Nadella biography: Everything you need to know about Microsoft's new CEO". IT PRO. 
  31. ^ "Satya Nadella: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 
  32. ^ "Equilar Atlas". Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  33. ^ "Microsoft names Satya Nadella new CEO". CNET. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  34. ^ "Bill Gates quits as Microsoft chairman and Satya Nadella is named chief executive". The Daily Telegraph. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  35. ^ "Microsoft names Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer". BBC News. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  36. ^ "Microsoft goes internal for its next CEO with Satya Nadella". Znet.com. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  37. ^ "Microsoft CEO says women asking for higher pay is 'bad karma'". HR Grapevine. 10 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  38. ^ "Microsoft CEO criticized for suggesting women not ask for raises". Reuters via Yahoo.com. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  39. ^ Musil, Steven. "Microsoft CEO says he was 'inarticulate' on pay for women in tech". CNET. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  40. ^ "Microsoft CEO Apologizes for Comments on Women". ABC News. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  41. ^ Nikhila Henry & Rohit P S, TNN. "Nadella's other passions: Cricket, running and pastries". The Times of India. 
  42. ^ "Satya Nadella's First Email To Employees As New Microsoft CEO: 'Who Am I? ?'". Business Insider. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

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