Microsoft has announced that Steve Ballmer is leaving the company. He will remain as CEO for up to another 12 months as Microsoft looks for a suitable replacement.
For now, Microsoft has an elected committee that includes former Microsoft CEO and co-founder Bill Gates choosing a new boss for the software giant.
It seems that part of this comes as Microsoft heads in a new direction, and that finding a CEO that will be there for the longer term would be best for the company. He said in an issued statement, “there is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time.”
We do wonder who will take the job. Perhaps we will learn soon enough.