Bill Gates steps down from the board of Microsoft
Microsoft recently announced a change to its board of directors.
Bill Gates, Microsoft’s original founder will be stepping down to focus on his more charitable projects.
However, for all the Bill Gates fans out there, don’t worry… he won’t be leaving Microsoft entirely! The announcement also confirmed that he’d continue to serve as a Technology Advisor to the current Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella.
The news should come as no surprise to anyone who follows news about Microsoft as in recent years he’s spent more and more time on his philanthropic work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which he founded back in 2008.
It’s been a tremendous honour and privilege to have worked with and learned from Bill over the years. Bill founded our company with a belief in the democratizing force of software and a passion to solve society’s most pressing challenges. And Microsoft and the world are better for it.
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.
With Bill Gates departure, the Microsoft board will now consist of just twelve…
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