There’s no concrete information, but the team at the helm of Microsoft appointed to choose the next CEO of the company, may have elected Satya Nadella as the suitable guy to lead the Redmond giant.

According to Bloomberg and other close sources, the formal announcement may take place within the next week. To no surprise, he will replace Steve Ballmer, who is leaving the office after about 14 years.

The search for the new CEO has lasted nearly five months. During the course of time, the committee to examine the right guy has gradually reduced the number of candidates from 100 to 20 and shortlisted 5 candidates. In all likelihood, Satya Nadella will now be the third CEO of Microsoft’s history, the man who will lead the company to strengthen its presence among consumers, strategized as the “Devices and Services” company by Steve Ballmer.

According to bios, Born 1967 in Hyderabad (India), Satya Nadella pursues a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Masters in Business Administration from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business. Earlier, he worked at Sun Microsystems, and after joining Microsoft, he has held various roles in the business divisions only. Curiously though, Nadella is the only one of the internal candidates to have little experience in the consumer sector.

Currently Satya Nadella is the executive vice chairman of Cloud and Enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s computing platforms, developer tools and cloud services.

Moreover, yet another change is in cards that involve the co-founder of Microsoft. According to reports, Bill Gates could be replaced by John Thompson as the new chairman of the board of directors. Although, Gates won’t leave the company and probably will take a more active role in the development of the products.

Source: Dina Bass at Bloomberg