On Friday – 13 March 2020, One of the largest software company Microsoft Corporation announced that founder and chairperson Bill Gates stepped down from the company’s Board of Directors. The reason behind this action to dedicate his more time to his philanthropic activities, including world health, education, development, and his increasing engagement in charity & climate change activities.
It is a huge step first time taken by Bill Gates in his 45 years of career. He is also stepping down from other companies such as Warren Buffet’sBuffet’s Holding Co & Melinda Gates Foundation, which was founded with his wife in 2000. But keep in mind he will still play his role as a Technology Advisor to Micorosoft’sMicorosoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella.
He announced this news on LinkedIn and his words are:
To dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change.”
He said that Microsoft will always play an essential role, and he is not leaving his founded company. Still, due to the current world challenging conditions, he will utilize his productive time more on engaging with Satya Nadella (company CEO) in terms of technical leadership and achieving goals.
Microsoft will get benefits from Bill Gates’s ongoing leadership, vision, technical passion, and advice to drive Microsoft products and services forward. Satya Nadella Microsoft CEO said that “I am grateful for Bill’s friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”
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