Bill Gates is now Founder & Technology Advisor of Microsoft

Bill Gates is now Founder and Technology Advisor of Microsoft

Microsoft has today announced Satya Nadella as its new CEO and the company also announced that Bill Gates who was acting as a Chairman of Microsoft will be now steeping down from his position to take up the role of a technology advisor to Satya Nadella.

Commenting on this announcement, Bill Gates said:

During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella, 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.

John Thompson who had recently joined Microsoft board will take the Chairman position. Thompson is currently the CEO of Virtual Instruments and previously served as CEO and chairman of Symantec. Watch Bill Gates announcing the big new in the below video:

Bill Gates welcomes Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO - YouTube