Satya Nadella

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Birth Date: August 19, 1967

irth Place: Telangana, India

Parents: Bukkapuram and Prabhavati Yugandhar

Arrival in U.S.A.: Wisconsin, 1988

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Homes in U.S.A.: Bellevue, Washington

Place of primary residence: Bellevue, Washington

Computer Scientist, CEO of Microsoft (1967–)

Satya Nadella came from modest beginnings born in Telangana, India. After coming to America, he worked his way up through Microsoft to become the CEO of Microsoft in 2014.

Satya Nadella was born in Telangana, where his father worked as a civil servant in the Indian Administrative Service. He studied at the Hyderabad Public School, a school that taught elementary through high school, from 1978 to 1984. Nadella then went to the Manipal Institute of Technology and obtained a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering in 1988. He first arrived in the U.S. in 1988, to study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, for an M.S. degree in Computer Science. hereafter, he worked with Sun Microsystems as a member of its technology staff.

After joining Microsoft in 1992, Nadella became known within the company as a person who could span a breadth of technologies and businesses to transform some of Microsoft's biggest product offerings. Nadella worked as the senior vice-president of Research and Development for the Online Services Division and vice-president of the Microsoft Business Division. Later, he was made the president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business and shifted the company's technology from client services to cloud infrastructure and services. He has been credited for helping bring Microsoft's database, Windows Server and developer tools to its Azure cloud. While he was working at Microsoft, he also found the time to get an M.B.A. at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1997.

On February 4, 2014, Nadella was announced as the new CEO of Microsoft to succeed Steve Ballmer. He says he joined Microsoft 22 years ago because he saw how clearly Microsoft empowers people to do magical things and ultimately make the world a better place. Many companies, he explains, "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."He was credited in the Dec. 28, 2015/Jan. 4, 2016 Time Magazine Year Ahead Issue for fostering innovation and helping Microsoft get its "groove" back.

Satya Nadella currently lives in Bellevue, Washington with his wife, Anupama Nadella, and they have three children.

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Last updated: June 28, 2016