Next CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft Corp.’s board placed Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner,Satya Nadella & Tony Bates  on a 5person list of internal candidates to replace departing Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.

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While recent reports suggest the company has shortlisted Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as external candidates. Mulally has stated he has no intentions to leave Ford, but a Bloomberg report claims that Elop has big plans if he’s made CEO. Already on the shortlist for the position, Elop is said to consider selling off the Xbox business and axing Bing.

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Microsoft is yet to choose its next CEO to replace Steve Ballmer, who plans to retire within the next 10 months. Reports suggest that a decision might be made before the end of the year.

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