Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft’s board of administrators

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Bill Gates: “Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work.”


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Microsoft on Friday mentioned that co-founder and know-how adviser Bill Gates has departed the corporate’s board of administrators. Gates left as a way to “dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change,” based on a launch. He’ll stay a know-how adviser to CEO Satya Nadella, in addition to different Microsoft leaders. 

Gates stepped away from his day-to-day position at Microsoft in 2008 as a way to focus his efforts on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He was chairman of the board at Microsoft till February 2014. 

“It’s been a tremendous honor and privilege to have worked with and learned from Bill over the years,” Nadella mentioned in a press release. “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.”

Microsoft’s board will now include 12 members. 

In a weblog submit, Gates mentioned: “Stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company. Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya and the technical leadership to help shape the vision and achieve the company’s ambitious goals.”


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