Meet the real Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO

Multilingual engineer betting on the future of the cloud
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Satya Nadella takes over as Microsoft’s third CEO as of Feb. 4, 2014, immediately replacing Steve Ballmer who heads for immediate retirement. Nadella, 46, has worked at Microsoft for 22 years, notably heading up development of the Bing search engine, then its server and tools division. With a reorganization last year he became executive vice president of Cloud and Enterprise. (Read the story of the annoucement that appoints Nadella as CEO.)

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