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Satya Nadella

CEO, Microsoft

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

In conversation with:
Peter Henry, Professor and Dean Emeritus, NYU Stern School of Business

Satya Nadella is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft. Before being named CEO in February 2014, Nadella held leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer business across the company.

Joining Microsoft in 1992, he quickly became known as a leader who could span a breadth of technologies and business to transform some of Microsoft's biggest product offerings.

Most recently, Nadella was executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise group. In this role he led the transformation to the cloud infrastructure and service business, which outperformed the market and took share from competition. Previously, Nadella led R&D for the Online Service Division and was vice president of the Microsoft Business Division. Before joining Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems.

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 – Milwaukee and a master's in business administration from the University of Chicago. Nadella serves on the board of trustees to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as well as the Starbucks Board of Directors. He is married and has three children.


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