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Sorry Microsoft, Alan Mulally is not leaving Ford

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Dec 2013 16:42 User comments (1)

Sorry Microsoft, Alan Mulally is not leaving Ford Ford CEO Alan Mulally has committed to stay with the automaker until at least the end of 2014, says the company's board director, ending much of the speculation that the executive would jump ship to take the helm at tech giant Microsoft following the retirement of Steve Ballmer.
Since Ballmer's announcement earlier this year, most reports had slated Mulally as a favorite for the position as far as external candidates went.

Mulally, when asked, said he preferred to talk about the new global Mustang and that "there is no change to the plan," of him staying with the carmaker. He added, when asked about hearing his name repeatedly for the job: "I think that people are looking for leadership, and I can understand that, but I love serving Ford."

Ballmer, who was with Microsoft for over 30 years and replaced founder Bill Gates as CEO, will be stepping down by next August but the board is looking to replace him quicker than that.

Other 'top' choices include Stephen Elop, the former CEO of Nokia, Microsoft's business development boss Tony Bates (former CEO of Skype) and Satya Nadella, the head of cloud and enterprise.

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17.12.2013 6:58

I was under the premise that the current Deputy Editor of PC Magazine, was going to be the new MS CEO his name Mr. Gordon Mah Ung
He has Many Years of PC experience & prowness, I recall awhile back he had Done A rebuild of an Commodore PC using current methods, with no troubles!Right away I started going Back to grade 9 when my first experience with MS-Dos was a reality,oh yeah & Atari PC's, 33years later and still discovering bugs in Windows, I think my daughter has turned me into a Apple convert, unless Mr.Ung can pull A miracle off
He's done it before With PC Magazine, Best of Luck Gordon!

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