The Next Microsoft CEO? 10 Potential Candidates To Replace Ballmer


Stephen Elop

Elop, the chairman and CEO of Nokia, left Microsoft for the Finnish smartphone company in 2010. But before taking over Nokia, Elop was president of Microsoft's Business Division where he oversaw Microsoft's Office product line, among others. Before his two-year stint with Microsoft, Elop served as COO of Juniper Networks and president and CEO of Macromedia. While his technology track record is strong, his time with Microsoft was short.