Microsoft's New CEO Is A Search Guy, Satya Nadella

Feb 5, 2014 • 8:21 am | comments (6) by | Filed Under Bing Search

Satya NadellaYesterday, Microsoft named Satya Nadella their new CEO. Yes, he is a familiar name for many of you because he has been involved in search at Microsoft for years.

He keynoted at one of the first, if not the first, SMX Advanced shows almost ten years ago. He has been covered here numerous times and he simply gets search.

As Danny said, now Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are run by search CEOs now. Matt Cutts added on Twitter that also AOL, Motorola & Twitter are also run by CEOs with major search backgrounds.

“During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder and Member of the Board of Directors. “Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what Microsoft needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth.”

Microsoft created a micro site so you can learn all about the new CEO over here.

Congrats Satya Nadella!

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