Satya Nadella is a husband, parent, and Microsoft's third chief executive officer in the company's 40-year existence.
Nadella moved to the United States from Hyderabad, India, on his 21st birthday to pursue a master's degree in computer science. He joined Microsoft in 1992, after stops in America's Rust Belt and Silicon Valley, to oversee a number of products and developments across the company's consumer and enterprise sectors. Nadella is widely regarded as a visionary, mission-driven leader who pushes the boundaries of technology while forging innovative and even surprising relationships with customers and partners throughout the world.
Nadella's life has been a journey of tremendous empathy for others, which he brings to everything he does, both personally and professionally. Nadella defines his aim and that of the company he leads as "empowering every person and every organization on the earth to achieve more," as much a humanist as an engineer and CEO. In addition to his work at Microsoft, Nadella is a member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Starbucks Board of Directors. Satya and his wife, Anu, donate their time and money to Seattle Children's Hospital and other organizations in the Seattle region that cater to the special needs of persons with disabilities.