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Microsoft will not select new CEO until 2014

News   •   Dec 20, 2013 15:18 GMT

Microsoft, new owner of Nokia’s Devices & Services division, will not be selecting a new CEO until 2014.

The Wall Street Journal reports, “John W. Thompson, the Microsoft director leading the search, said in a blog post Tuesday that the board doesn't expect to name a new CEO until next year.

Thompson wrote, “I'm pleased with our progress. We're moving ahead well, and I expect we'll complete our work in the early part of 2014.”

WSJ adds, “In his blog post, Mr. Thompson said directors identified more than 100 potential CEO candidates from a swath of industries. As the search narrowed, he said the board conducted more focused research into a smaller pool of candidates.

“Candidates considered by the Microsoft board have included Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally, and Microsoft executives such as Satya Nadella, who is responsible for Microsoft's back-end technologies for corporations.”

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