Microsoft investors want Ford CEO Mulally to replace Ballmer
| by Anujeet Majumdar |
Microsoft recently made headlines when its current CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced that he would be retiring from the helm of the company within the next 12 months. The debate on who will be filling his shoes next year has placed former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop as the clear favourite in the race. A new report by Reuters, however, shows that not all the voices in the company agree with the idea of Elop heading the company. At least three of the company’s top investors are now pushing for the board to consider candidates like current Ford CEO Alan Mulally as well as Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie.
Microsoft investors looking at Ford CEO Alan Mulally to take over after Bullmer (Image credit: FoxBusiness)
Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services businesses may help the company make the successful transition to becoming a competitive alternative to current smartphone leaders Samsung and Apple, provided it gets the right kind of leadership. With the company yet to announce its potential candidates, the debate on who will be Microsoft’s next top executive is sure to rage on for a while.
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