“Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally has been topping lists as the most desirable candidate to take the reins from Steve Ballmer at Microsoft, but the odds are going down on the 68-year-old executive leaving the automaker,” Dan Farber reports for CNET.
“‘Alan is staying through the end of 2014 and that’s all I know,’ company board director Edsel Ford II, great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, told Bloomberg. ‘Frankly, he has told us that his plan is to stay with Ford through the end of 2014,’ Farber reports. “Speaking on Bloomberg TV on Thursday, Mulally said he planned to stay at Ford. ‘I love serving Ford, and there is no change in the plan.'”
“Last week, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft’s board was leaning toward Mulally or Satya Nadella, vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group,” Farber reports. “Also on the final candidate list are Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft executive and outgoing Nokia CEO, and Tony Bates, a former Skype executive who now heads up Microsoft business development.”
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