The quest for Microsoft’s upcoming chief gets intense as Indian-based cloud boss Satya Nadella and Ford current CEO Alan Mulally have reportedly emerged as favorites for this post.
As per Bloomberg, with its own internal front runners such as Bates and Elop, they’re not expected to be appointed as the new head of the software behemoth.
The software heavyweight is searching for an appropriate individual to take over the seat from existing CEO Steve Ballmer and is mentioned that it is eying to select from the shortlisted former Skype president Tony Bates and ex-Nokia Oyj boss Stephen Elop beside considering Nadella and Mulally.
The report also reflects that Microsoft governing board is committed to choose a new CEO this year, however, a declaration might be made back until the start of 2014.
A meeting of annual shareholders held recently in which Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates addressed that he was happy with the software firm’s endeavor in searching for a suitable new chief executive but mentioned the problems in choosing the next heir.
Gates is the vital organ of the four-man team that offered itself a 12 months deadline to search a replacement for Ballmer. The CEO finding team is chaired by lead independent director and ex-IBM CEO John Thompson.
Ballmer declared in August that he is getting retired a year.
Microsoft has been a profitable organization and in past month, it beat Wall Street’s forecast of profits and earnings for the ongoing quarter. But the enterprise has been harshly criticized for leaving some of the biggest technology variations in the previous couple of years from internet search to social networking, and other technology underdogs like Apple and Google are now dominating mobile computing revolution that has shadowed its native PC-based business.