Indian American Microsoft CEO Named to University of Chicago Board of Trustees

Satya Nadella

CHICAGO,IL- The University of Chicago announced that Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief executive officer who received his M.B.A. at the university in 1997, has been named to the university’s board of trustees.

He began his five-year term at the September meeting.

“We welcome Satya to the board and look forward to working with him at an important and ambitious time for the university.” said board chairman Joseph Neubauer.

Nadella was named CEO of Microsoft in 2014 after holding leadership roles in both enterprise and consumer businesses across the company. He joined Microsoft in 1992, taking on responsibilities that included leading research and development for the online services division and serving as vice president of the Microsoft business division.

Originally from Hyderabad, India, Nadella, in addition to earning his M.B.A. from the university’s Booth School of Business, holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University in India and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

Nadella serves on the board of trustees at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and is a member of the board of directors of Starbucks.

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