Bill Gates Leaves Microsoft Board of Directors

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, a global IT company, is leaving the board of directors of Microsoft and investor Berkshire Hathaway, according to US media on the 13th.
 
“Resigning from the MS board doesn’t mean leaving MS,” said Gates. “MS will always be an important part of my life and help with the company’s vision.”

In addition, he said, “We will continue to cooperate with the CEO and technology leadership of Satia Nadella,” and “MS is constantly evolving, and we are positive about how it will benefit the world.”

Founder Gates co-founded Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen (1953-2018) as a childhood friend in 1975 and remained CEO until 2000.

Since then, he has served as chairman of the MS Medical Association, but since 2008, he has been dedicated to running the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which he founded with his wife Melinda Gates (55) rather than Microsoft.

In a blog post, Gates said: “Stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company. Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya and the technical leadership to help shape the vision and achieve the company’s ambitious goals.”

In 2014, when Nadela was appointed as the third CEO of Microsoft, Gates resigned from the chairmanship and remained a board member and technical advisor.

Meanwhile, Gates’ successor is the former American Express Chairman and CEO, Kenneth Chenault.

 

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Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, a global IT company, is leaving the board of directors of Microsoft and investor Berkshire Hathaway, according to US media on the 13th.

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