Satya Nadella

Winner of the 2021 Powerful Leaders Award

Satya Nadella, in full Satya Narayana Nadella, (born August 19, 1967, Hyderabad, India), Indian-born business executive who was CEO of the computer software company Microsoft. He ushered the company into a new era of openness and innovation, growing Microsoft’s cloud computing business, promoting cross-platform collaboration and overseeing the launch of inventive products. Nadella, who previously was the firm’s top cloud computing executive, owns more than 1.6 million shares of Microsoft, according to FactSet, making him one of the company’s largest individual shareholders. His stake was worth more than $450 million based on Wednesday’s all-time high price.

The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework, which highlights customer satisfaction, workforce empowerment, and increased productivity, has now come to symbolize the commitment to excellence globally.