Who will be the next Microsoft CEO?

“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.”

Steve Ballmer - Source
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Gabe Newell photo
Valve Corporation
47389 votes
Managing director
1
1
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Richard Stallman photo
Free Software Foundation
33269 votes
President
2
2
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Linus Torvalds photo
Linux Foundation
16520 votes
Software engineer
3
3
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Bill Gates photo
Microsoft
3978 votes
Chairman
4
4
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J Allard photo
Project 529
2107 votes
Chairman & CEO
5
5
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Scott Hanselman photo
Microsoft
1917 votes
Principal Program Manager Lead
Developer Division
6
6
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Larry Page photo
Google
1607 votes
CEO
7
7
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Scott Guthrie photo
Microsoft
1379 votes
Corporate Vice President
Developer Division
8
8
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Satya Nadella photo
Microsoft
1022 votes
Executive Vice President
Cloud and Enterprise
9
9
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Panos Panay photo
Microsoft
981 votes
Corporate VP
10
10
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Stephen Elop photo
Nokia
866 votes
President & CEO
11
11
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Kevin Turner photo
Microsoft
831 votes
Chief Operating Officer
12
12
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Ben Rudolph photo
Microsoft
801 votes
Director
Windows Phone Evangelism
13
13
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Vahé Torossian photo
Microsoft
727 votes
Corporate Vice President
14
14
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Alan Mulally photo
Ford
627 votes
CEO
15
15
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Mark Russinovich photo
Microsoft
581 votes
Technical Fellow
16
16
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Marissa Mayer photo
Yahoo!
559 votes
President & CEO
17
17
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Elon Musk photo
SpaceX
474 votes
CEO
18
18
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Brian Tobey photo
Microsoft
435 votes
Corporate Vice President
Manufacturing and Supply Chain
19
19
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Tony Bates photo
Microsoft
417 votes
Executive Vice President
Business Development and Evangelism
20
20
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Steven Sinofsky photo
383 votes
Ex Windows Division President
21
21
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Julie Larson-Green photo
Microsoft
380 votes
Executive Vice President
Devices and Studios
22
22
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Scott Forstall photo
Apple
238 votes
Ex Vice President Senior iOS
23
23
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Qi Lu photo
Microsoft
218 votes
Executive Vice President
Applications and Services
24
24
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Michael Angiulo photo
Microsoft
174 votes
Corporate Vice President
Planning and PC Ecosystem
25
25
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Anders Hejlsberg photo
Microsoft
158 votes
Technical Fellow
26
26
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Joe Belfiore photo
Microsoft
157 votes
Vice President
Windows Phone Program Management & Design
27
27
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Tim Cook photo
Apple
148 votes
CEO
28
28
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Kirill Tatarinov photo
Microsoft
142 votes
Executive Vice President
Microsoft Business Solutions
29
29
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Vic Gundotra photo
Google
137 votes
Senior Vice President
Engineering
30
30
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Paul Maritz photo
VMware Corporation
119 votes
Ex CEO
31
31
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Eric Rudder photo
Microsoft
110 votes
Executive Vice President
Advanced Strategy and Research
32
32
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Jean-Philippe Courtois photo
Microsoft
102 votes
President
Microsoft International
33
33
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Mark Zuckerberg photo
Facebook
101 votes
CEO
34
34
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Sheryl Sandberg photo
Facebook
93 votes
Chief Operating Officer
35
35
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Eric Schmidt photo
Google
84 votes
Executive Chairman
36
36
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John Legere photo
T-Mobile US
69 votes
CEO
37
37
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Brian Hall photo
Microsoft
68 votes
General Manager
Surface
38
38
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Ray Ozzie photo
HP
58 votes
Board
39
39
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Reed Hastings photo
Netflix
53 votes
CEO
40
40
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S. Somasegar photo
Microsoft
50 votes
Corporate Vice President
41
41
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Tami Reller photo
Microsoft
50 votes
Executive Vice President
Marketing
42
42
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Jonathan Ive photo
Apple
48 votes
Senior Vice President
Design
43
43
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Mark Hurd photo
Oracle
47 votes
President
44
44
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Alan Sugar photo
Amstrad
44 votes
Fondator
45
45
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Bill Buxton photo
Microsoft
43 votes
Microsoft Research
46
46
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Jeff Raikes photo
Gates Foundation
43 votes
Chief executive officer
47
47
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Jack Dorsey photo
Square
42 votes
CEO
48
48
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John W. Thompson photo
Symantec
41 votes
Chief Executive Officer
49
49
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Phil Spencer photo
Microsoft
41 votes
Corporate Vice President
Microsoft Game Studios
50
50
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Don Mattrick photo
Zynga
39 votes
CEO
51
51
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Mike Lawrie photo
Computer Sciences Corp
39 votes
CEO
52
52
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Terry Myerson photo
Microsoft
37 votes
Executive Vice President
Operating Systems
53
53
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Joi Ito photo
MIT Media Lab
36 votes
Director
54
54
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Kevin Johnson photo
Juniper Networks
36 votes
CEO
55
55
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William Kennedy photo
Microsoft
35 votes
Corporate VP
56
56
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Rodney Adkins photo
IBM
33 votes
Senior Vice President
Corporate Strategy
57
57
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Blake Irving photo
GoDaddy.com
32 votes
CEO
58
58
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Jon Rubinstein photo
Qualcomm
32 votes
Board of Directors
59
59
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Jeff Bezos photo
Amazon
31 votes
Chairman and CEO
60
60
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Shantanu Narayen photo
Adobe Systems
31 votes
CEO
61
61
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Michael Dell photo
Dell
30 votes
Founder, Chairman and CEO
62
62
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Nikesh Arora photo
Google
30 votes
Senior Vice President
Chief Business Officer
63
63
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Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim photo
Samsung
30 votes
President & CEO
64
64
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Thorsten Heins photo
BlackBerry
28 votes
CEO
65
65
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Bill Joy photo
Sun Microsystems
27 votes
Co-Founder
66
66
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Jason Zander photo
Microsoft
27 votes
Corporate Vice President
Windows Azure team
67
67
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John Donahoe photo
eBay
27 votes
CEO
68
68
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Jon DeVaan photo
Microsoft
27 votes
Corporate Vice President,
Windows Development
69
69
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Léo Apotheker photo
Schneider Electric SA
27 votes
Board member
70
70
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Carlos Ghosn photo
Renault and Nissan
26 votes
CEO
71
71
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Eddy Cue photo
Apple
26 votes
Senior Vice President
Internet Software and Services
72
72
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Jeffrey M. Blackburn photo
Amazon
26 votes
Senior Vice President
Business Development
73
73
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Jim Balsillie photo
BlackBerry
26 votes
Ex CEO
74
74
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Jochen Zeitz photo
Kering
26 votes
Director & Chairman
75
75
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Rick Rashid photo
Microsoft
26 votes
Chief Research Officer
Microsoft Research
76
76
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Robert J. Bach photo
Microsoft
26 votes
Ex President
Entertainment & Devices Division
77
77
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