U.S. software giant
Simultaneously, the company announced Tuesday that co-founder
"During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead
"Satya is a proven leader with hard-core engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exactly what
Nadella has been in charge of the company's development of cloud computing, which is seen as an important opportunity for
"The opportunity ahead for
Nadella, 46, was born in
His outside interests include cricket and poetry.
Original headline: Microsoft names new CEO and a new chairman
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