The Next Microsoft CEO? 10 Potential Candidates To Replace Ballmer


Satya Nadella

A 22-year veteran of the software company, Nadella is the longest-tenured Microsoft executive on this list. He recently was promoted to the role of executive vice president of Microsoft's Cloud and Enterprise Group, where he oversees the company's cloud platforms and services as well as developer tools. He also previously served as president of Microsoft's Server and Tools division, a $19-billion-a-year business that has been one of the better-performing units within Microsoft. As Microsoft looks to expand its cloud empire, Nadella could be the choice for top executive.