Former Microsoft’s CEO – Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft’s board ending his more than 3 decades of direct involvement with Microsoft. Effective August 19, 2014, he has resigned from the company’s board of directors.
“Given my confidence and the multitude of new commitments I am taking on now, I think it would be impractical for me to continue to serve on the board, and it is best for me to move off. The fall will be hectic between teaching a new class and the start of the NBA season so my departure from the board is effective immediately.”, Mr. Ballmer said in a public letter to Mr. Nadella.
In a response to Ballmer’s letter, Nadella writes that Ballmer’s insights and leadership will be greatly missed as part of the board, and that he understand and support his decision.
Why Ballmer Resigned as Microsoft Board Member
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Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was named CEO from January 2000 to February 2014. He was succeeded by Satya Nadella when he retired as Microsoft’s CEO. He is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA.