Although rumors were in the air that Alan Mulally the CEO of Ford might be the key runner for the chief executive seat at Microsoft, no such thing is going to happen. Mulally has shut the rumors down once and for all through a spokesperson saying that he has no plans to become Microsoft’s New CEO.
Yesterday Ford officials gave an official statement regarding Mulally’s plans. The company’s spokesman Jay Cooney told USA Today that:
“Alan made it perfectly clear that he wanted to end all speculation. He has no plans to do anything else other than continue serving Ford.”
This statement comes in line with the opinion that Mulally had given a months back. Although he didn’t explicitly say that he is not taking over Steve Ballmer’s post at Microsoft, he had said that he loved serving at Ford and that he had no change to the plan.
Microsoft’s current CEO, Steve Ballmer is set to say goodbye to the company in August 2014. With the chief candidate out of the race now, it leaves us with the same question again; who will be Microsoft’s new CEO?
Three other names that have come up in discussions are Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Nokia’s Stephen Elop and former Skype CTO Tony Bates. Who do you think will be chosen?