Indo-Americans have hailed the appointment of Hyderabad (India) born 46-year-old Satya Nadella as the third Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of world's largest software firm Microsoft Corporation.
America based Indo-American Leadership Confederation Chairperson Rajan Zed, who is also a distinguished Hindu statesman, in a statement said: Indo-American community is delighted and thrilled and feels honored by this appointment. A “smart choice”, Zed remarked.
He noted: We applaud Nadella's appointment; an outstanding executive who has demonstrated to be a sincere and innovative leader and visionary in engineering, technology, strategy and business;committed to take Microsoft to the next level.
Congratulating Nadella on the appointment, Rajan Zed stated: We believe that well-respected and well-loved Nadella was the right choice for this near-impossible job in a complex company and we believe Nadella’s intellectual and technical talents and vision for future would make a positive impact to re-establish Microsoft's identity.
Joining Microsoft in 1992, Nadella was Executive Vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. He reportedly earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in Karnataka (India) and his hobbies include cricket and poetry.
He reportedly hails from Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh (India) whose prominent residents included Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna and playback singer S. Janaki. Nadella becomes member of Microsoft’s Board of Directors also.