Satya Nadella: An India-born CEO of Microsoft!

By Kshvid News Desk


Indians have been key in developing the world’s technology powerhouses for many years. Few countries can take pride in producing the CEOs of the most important corporations in the world, which are essential to their expansion.

A wide spectrum of businesses, starting with IBM, Cognizant, and Adobe and moving on to software behemoths like Google and Microsoft, mobile juggernauts like Nokia, and content kings like OnlyFans, whose CEOs are unquestionably boosting their game.

Indian executives are in charge of some well-known tech companies. Giants in software, hardware, IT services, and the internet are among the names. While Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, has been the face of technology for almost a decade.

Microsoft chose Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella as its CEO in February 2014. He took Steve’s place. Under his leadership, Microsoft has a market capitalization of almost $1 trillion and more cloud-based revenue than Google, Netflix, and Apple combined. Satya Nadella is the name who will provide a promising future to Microsoft. 


Nadella previously worked for Sun Microsystems, computer hardware, software, and IT support services provider. In 1992, Nadella joined Microsoft as a young worker after leaving Sun Microsystems. He obtained his first executive position as Vice President of Microsoft Central in 2000. For the Indian engineer, there was no turning back after that. He was elevated to corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions the following year. Nadella was in charge of early versions of Microsoft Office, Xbox Live, and Bing by the time he was named senior vice president of Microsoft Online Services in 2007. He was appointed president of the Server and Tools Division in 2011. He was responsible for the Azure cloud platform and products for business data centres, such as Windows Server and the SQL Server database. At that time, the Server and Tools Division had around $16.6 billion in revenue. However, under Nadella’s direction, the revenue increased to $20.3 billion in just two years.

On February 4, 2014, Satya Nadella assumed Microsoft’s CEO control following Steve Ballmer’s decision to retire. Microsoft’s founder Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer chose to hire Nadella. Nadella was effective in guiding the company through its challenging times. Microsoft has maintained its position as a significant tech rival under Nadella.


Nadella was raised in Hyderabad, a city in southern India, and attended Mangalore University to study electrical engineering (B.Sc., 1988). He arrived in the country, finished his master’s degree in computer science at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 1990, and then joined the technology team of Sun Microsystems, Inc. He left Sun in 1992 to work for Microsoft, where he first contributed to creating Windows NT, a significant operating system that catered mostly to business users. Nadella obtained a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in 1997 while working full-time at Microsoft.

Nadella steadily advanced through the Microsoft management ranks. He had been given the title of vice president of the Microsoft bCentral small-business service by 1999. Two years later, he was promoted to corporate vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions. He was promoted to senior vice president of development and research for the company’s online services division in 2007. From 2011 to 2013, he was president of Microsoft’s server and tools division, which generated around $19 billion in revenue yearly.

He announced the greatest layoff in Microsoft history shortly after the transaction concluded in April 2014; 18,000 employees were cut, with Nokia accounting for most of them. In 2016, Nadella oversaw the purchase of LinkedIn, a social networking website geared toward business.

With the alchemy of purpose, innovation, and empathy at the heart of everything he pursues, from the products his team develops to the new markets they explore to the people they collaborate with, Nadella has successfully matched his worldview with that of his business.

Additionally, Satya Nadella has joined the wealth management firm Groww in Bengaluru as an investor and advisor. Additionally, Nadella held the position of executive vice president in charge of Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, which was the basis for services including Office 365 subscription-based products, the Xbox Live broadband gaming network, and the Bing search engine.

On February 4, 2014, Nadella succeeded Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer as co-founders of the company. In the organization’s nearly 40-year history, he is the third individual to hold the role. Managing the $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia Corp.’s mobile device division by Microsoft, a deal announced in 2013 despite the reservations of numerous Microsoft executives, including Nadella, was one of Nadella’s first significant duties, according to sources.

Groww’s founder and CEO, Lalit Keshre, announced on Twitter on Saturday. He tweeted, “Groww gets one of the top CEOs in the world as an investor and advisor. We are thrilled to have @satyanadella join us in our effort to open up access to financial services in India.

The change occurred two months after Groww raised $251 million and increased its valuation to $3 billion. ICONIQ Growth, Alkon, Lone Pine Capital, Steadfast, and Groww’s current investors, Sequoia Capital, Ribbit Capital, YC Continuity, Tiger Global, and Propel Venture Partners led the new round of financing.

The business planned to use the funding to improve the team, scale the digital infrastructure, offer new financial services and products to its platform, and reach out to underserved areas of the nation.

Microsoft and other large tech businesses place much emphasis on the Indian market. India is growing day by day in this business. Hyderabad, where Nadella was born, is home to Microsoft’s largest R&D facility outside of the US. The Azure cloud platform from Microsoft has a significant market in India. India is being taken seriously as a market by international tech companies. Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, recently visited India. He disclosed a new $1 billion investment. The Indian government, however, dismissed him, claiming that Amazon was not doing India any favors by investing. Despite numerous requests, not even Modi could meet with Bezos.


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