Microsoft appoints CEO Satya Nadella as chairman


Microsoft’s board has named CEO Satya Nadella as chair, marking the first time a person has held both the positions since the company’s co-founder Bill Gates stepped down as chief executive in 2000. The change is the latest acknowledgement of the role Nadella has played in revitalizing the tech giant. During his seven-year tenure as CEO, Microsoft has witnessed sharp growth in its Azure cloud computing, productivity and gaming divisions. Nadella has also overseen several successful acquisitions including Minecraft, LinkedIn, GitHub and, more recently, gaming behemoth ZeniMax.