Satya Nadella

Business Executive
Washington, United States

Satya Narayana Nadella is a highly successful Indian-American business executive. He was born on August 19, 1967, in Hyderabad, India. His parents held high-level positions as his mother was a Sanskrit lecturer and his father was an Indian Administrative Service officer.


Nadella advanced through his position and became the Vice President of Microsoft’s bCentral small-business service. In 2001, he became the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions and in 2007, he rose to the position of Senior Vice President of Research and Development for the company’s online services division. After years of hard work and determination, Nadella made his way to becoming the President of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, which was worth $19 billion. In his time, Nadella brought about countless changes to Microsoft, such as the move to cloud infrastructure and services from client services. This huge transformation generated a lot of revenue for Microsoft. In 2014, Nadella finally became the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Being a successful CEO of the company, Nadella tripled the stock of Microsoft in 2018, with a 27% annual growth rate.


Nadella graduated from Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet. He then went on to attend the Manipal Institute of Technology to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in 1988. Nadella then moved to the US to pursue his higher education, pursuing a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Nadella started his career by working as a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems. In 1992, he joined Microsoft and was assigned many innovative projects such as Microsoft switching to cloud computing and developing the largest cloud infrastructures in the world. While working in Microsoft, Nadella decided to earn a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago in 1996.