"Steve Ballmer will retire from his role as Microsoft CEO within the next 12 months, Microsoft announced Friday.Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months | Microsoft - CNET News
Ballmer will remain as CEO until the board of directors chooses someone to succeed him.
"There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time," Ballmer said in a statement. "We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company's transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.""
Friday, August 23, 2013
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months | Microsoft - CNET News
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