Nearly everyone has something to say about new Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, including the company’s past leaders.
Former Microsoft CEOs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer each cut a short video reacting to Microsoft’s new chief exec today. Both men seem very positive that Microsoft will be in good hands under Nadella, as you can see from the videos embedded below.
“Satya has the right background to lead this company into the next era,” said Gates in reference to Nadella’s previous role as head of Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise divisions.
Gates, who is stepping down as chairman, will be taking on a new role at Microsoft as technology adviser. In his video, Gates said he’ll be spending about a third of his time working more closely with the company by giving feedback to various product groups.
Replacing Gates as chairman is John W. Thompson, who also shot a short video reaction to Nadella’s appointment as head honcho.
Check out the videos below and let us know your thoughts on Microsoft’s new CEO in the comment section.
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