Friday, November 14, 2014

Satya Nadella on Fortune Business Person of the Year list


New York: Three leading India-born CEOs, including Microsoft's Satya Nadella, who took their companies "full speed ahead" have featured in Fortune's Businessperson of the Year list topped by Google CEO Larry Page.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella have been named among 50 global corporate heads by Fortune Magazine in its annual 'Businessperson of the Year' compilation.

Nadella is ranked 38th in the list.

Fortune said Nadella introduced a "humbler, leaner, and hipper" Microsoft in his first year as CEO.

"Nadella, who took the helm from the notoriously outspoken Steve Ballmer last February, has initiated a complete strategic overhaul at the software giant.

"His 'cloud-first' approach, embodied in Microsoft's own cloud platform Azure, is well on its way to become a USD 4- billion-a-year player, big enough to take market leaders Salesforce.Com and Amazon head on," Fortune added.

The list also includes Apple CEO Tim Cook on the second spot whose recent coming out made him the first openly gay CEO in the Fortune 500.

"Replacing a legend is an exercise filled with peril. Yet three years into his stewardship of Steve Jobs' company, it is becoming increasingly clear that Tim Cook knows what he is doing as CEO of Apple," Fortune said of Cook who replaced Apple co-founder Steve Jobs after he died in 2011.

Others on the list are Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger (6), Alibaba Founder Jack Ma (10), Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg (13), Tesla CEO and last year's business person of the year Elon Musk (18), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (25), Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett (34) and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (47). 
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