All The Elements Required

“Many companies,” Nadella says, “aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance.

So it’s fitting that the man in charge of one of the most significant computer companies of the world is also known for his talent, resources and perseverance. It’s the kind of story we love; successfully working your way through the ranks, persistently following your dream. Satya Nadella has been with Microsoft for 22 years, most recently as the Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group.

The Microsoft CEO is charming, energetic and motivated, concentrating on the opportunities that Microsoft offers for innovation. It is the reason he states he originally joined Microsoft, and now, with a team of almost 130,000 people worldwide, he says the opportunities are even greater.

Originally from Hyderabad, India, Nadella lives in Bellevue, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. He is married and has three children. He is a Seahawks fan, a cricket aficionado who enjoys poetry and literature.