Microsoft close to naming CEO

“Microsoft Corp. is closer to naming a new chief executive, according to a source familiar with the board’s thinking, but it lost a front-runner candidate on Tuesday when Ford Motor Co’s chief, Alan Mulally, said he would not be going to the software giant,” Reuters reports.

“Mulally’s comments reignited the guessing game over who will take over at Microsoft, following the elimination in December of another reported candidate, Qualcomm Inc’s Steve Mollenkopf,” Reuters reports. “Microsoft said last month it expects to appoint a new CEO early this year.”

Reuters reports, “Sources familiar with the process have told Reuters that Microsoft is down to a ‘handful’ of candidates, including one or more outsiders from the tech industry, former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and insiders Satya Nadella and Tony Bates.”

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23 Comments

  1. It’s so going to be Elop. I reckon the whole reason he was outsourced to Nokia was to bring them into the Redmond fold, so having completed his mission he’ll be rewarded.

  2. Only one reason why Mullaly “pulled out”. He became aware he was no longer under consideration for the job. Frankly, if I were him, I would have given Microsoft a few weeks to decide and then walked on my own. Mullaly now looks a little foolish leaving his name in play all of the time.

  3. Yeah but how do you go “Da da da daaaaa! Ladies and Gentleman our new CEO, direct from his failed leadership engagement at Nokia, Microsoft’s new CEO – STEPHEN ELOP!!!” “Elop, Elop, Elop…” with a straight face and have the business world say or think anything but “O… M…. G… we are doomed.” Not to mention a sudden rash of suicides in Redmond, WA.

  4. “Microsoft close to naming CEO”
    If it’s a boy I think they should name him Thor.
    If it’s a girl, Matilda would be good.
    Romulus and Remus would be great names for twins!

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