Microsoft recently made headlines when its current CEO, Steve Ballmer, announced he would retire from the helm of the company in the next 12 months. The debate about who will take his place next year has put the former CEO of Nokia Stephen Elop as the favorite in the race. A new Reuters report, however, shows that not all voices of society in accordance with the idea of the voice of the company Elop. At least three of the largest investors in the company are now pushing for the Council to consider the candidates and current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie.
Mulally Path seems solid. In the past, the government has been instrumental in successfully changing the work culture at Ford and the kickoff marks indicating like Taurus. The source said the board Mulally company car is open to allow a quick start as soon as 2014. The potential candidate, on the other hand, is being tight-lipped on the matter, claiming he is "absolutely focused on serving our Ford."
Microsoft investors looking at Ford CEO Alan Mulally to take over after Bullmer
The other name doing the rounds is Mike Lawrie. The latter is currently leading multinational IT services company Computer Sciences. His career, however, comes with years of experience in sales IBM Global Chief during the 1990s and early 2000s. One of the most successful companies of Lawrie CV is the rotation of the financial software company Misys Plc, according to the report.
Microsoft is struggling in the smartphone market against the likes of Apple, Samsung and Google. To cope with this, the company, in July, announced a major reorganization to form the company into a leader "devices and services." So far, however, it still seems small investors have faith that the new strategy is sound. Another example of the growing confidence of investors Ballmer was observed when the company's shares apparently increased by 7 percent, after the news of his planned retirement before the surface.
Recent acquisition of Nokia devices and services company Microsoft can help the company to successfully make the transition to becoming a competitive alternative to the current leading smartphone from Samsung and Apple, always gets the type of leadership. With the company yet to announce its possible candidates, the debate over who will be the next CEO of Microsoft that is sure to rage for a while '.