Satya Nadella, who's reportedly in line to be Microsoft's next CEO. Stephen Brashear/AP hide caption toggle caption Stephen Brashear/AP The Two-Way Reports: Insider Satya Nadella Likely To Be Microsoft's CEO January 31, 2014 CEO Steve Ballmer announced last summer that he would be retiring. The search for a successor may be coming to an end. News outlets report that one of Microsoft's executive vice presidents is in line to take over. There's also word that co-founder Bill Gates may be replaced as chairman of the company's board.