Updated: Jan. 2, 2013
Satya Nadella is president of Microsoft Corporation’s Server and Tools Business (STB), a US$19 billion division that builds and runs the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services.
Nadella and his team deliver the “Cloud OS” – Microsoft’s next generation back-end platform. Designed for computing in the cloud era, the Cloud OS is a rich, consistent platform that spans private, public and service cloud providers and is capable of running at global, multi-datacenter scale. Today, businesses everywhere depend on the products that make up the Cloud OS to meet their most challenging and critical computing needs, including Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center and Windows Azure.
Prior to STB, Nadella was senior vice president of R&D for the Online Services Division, which includes the Search (Bing), Portal (MSN) and Advertising platforms. In that role, Nadella was responsible for the technical vision and engineering behind some of the largest cloud infrastructure on the planet, serving hundreds of millions of customers each day as well as providing advertisers with a scalable search and display platform for connecting with their customers.
Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992. Prior to joining the Online Services Division, he led Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), which develops and markets the Microsoft Dynamics line of ERP and CRM products. In addition, he spent several years leading engineering efforts in Microsoft's Server group. Before joining Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun Microsystems Inc.
A native of Hyderabad, India, Nadella has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University, a master's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife have three children and reside in Washington state.