Microsoft wants to replace Ballmer before the end of this year
We all know that Ballmer will leave his Executive position at Microsoft, but hardly anyone imagined that it could happen this year. Anyway, the Microsoft Board of Directors intends to find a replacement for Ballmer until the end of this year, according to Bloomberg. The exact date of the announcement of the new Executive Director depends on the negotiations about compensation to Ballmer, he will receive, if the Board of Directors will choose a person outside the company.
Steve Ballmer, who led Microsoft for the past 13 years, said in August that he would leave his post, and it will happen within 12 months – the time that was allotted for the search for his successor. On the shoulders of the new Director General will be assigned a difficult task to bring the company out of a difficult period, and also to strengthen the new direction the software giant, which is now not only the supplier of software and hardware.
The Board of Directors has created a special group of people to find a new leader – they are considered 40 candidates, which include current employees of the company, and external person. The group has already held talks with the Executive Director of Ford Alan Mulally and former Nokia Executive Directors – Steven Elopa. Mulally, who takes up his post at Ford for 7 years, had initially expressed interest in Microsoft’s offer, but according to s, he managed to change his mind.
Among other names which are considered by the Microsoft Vice President at Microsoft, Tony Bates, who previously held the post of Executive Director in Skype; Executive Director, Computer Science Mike Lowrey, a former head of Windows division Steven Sinofsky and former Director of Jupiter Networks Kevin Johnson.
: Bloomberg, Neowin