Satya Nadella, Microsoft's next CEO. Stephen Brashear/AP hide caption itoggle caption Stephen Brashear/AP The Two-Way Microsoft Picks Insider Nadella As CEO; Gates Takes New Role February 4, 2014 Satya Nadella has been with Microsoft since 1992. Most recently, he led the company's "cloud and enterprise" group. Bill Gates, Microsoft's co-founder, will no longer be the company's chairman. He's going to be a "technology adviser" to Nadella.