As the hunt for next CEO of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is progressing towards its faith, rumor mills and few ‘market conditions’ are constantly reshuffling list of ‘most eligible successor’ of Ballmer. Last week we highlighted how the final outcome of this race could jeopardize the situation for Nokia Corporation in the market; Stephen Elop is leading the race by being the most favorite in online betting market with odds 2/1. In last one week, however, the rest of list has shuffled and Sheryl Sandberg, current COO of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), has leapfrogged rest all contenders to become the second most favorite of online betting market with odds of 5/1.
Till last week it was Microsoft’s in-house executive Kevin Turner and ex-executive Steve Sinofsky, ex-President Windows Division, were trailing behind Stephen Elop with odds of 6/1 and 7/1.
Many believe that Stephen Elop may be a difficult selection for Microsoft as this would result in jeopardized market situation for troubled Nokia. Therefore other contenders could have better chances until Microsoft and Nokia doesn’t reach to a sort of ‘new tieup’.
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Stephen Elop, CEO – Nokia Corp.
Stephen Elop is the first non-finn Canadian born Chief Executive Officer of Nokia Corporation. Prior to Nokia, Stephen was heading Microsoft’s Business Division, responsible for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Dynamics line of products. He was the key player in Nokia-Microsoft tie up in 2011. More..
Sheryl Sandberg, COO – Facebook Inc.
Sheryl Sandberg, who joined Facebook in early 2008, is largely known for her contribution in getting Facebook profitable in 2010. Before joining Facebook as COO, she served Google as Vice President of Google Online Sales and Operations. As on August 2013, she is serving Facebook as Chief Operating Officer. More..
B. Kevin Turner is the current COO of Microsoft Corp, joined the company in 2005. Before joining Microsoft, Turner served Wal-Mart for 20 years. More..
Steve Sinofsky served Microsoft for 23 years. At the time of departure he was serving the company as President, Windows Division, primarily responsible for Windows 8. His departure was stated as a mutual decision though; many sources claimed it was all due to his increasing differences with existing CEO Steve Ballmer. More..
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