Ever thought what would be the brainiac’s favorite subject ? How the teachers who taught feel about Satya Nadella, the new CEO of Microsoft ?
Hold on, take a deep breath and keep calm. We’ll take you to the time when Satya Nadella was a student, perhaps, (like you !). Satya was born in 1969 in Hyderabad, India, and finished his schooling at the Hyderabad Public School. He has earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from the Manipal Institute of Technology. Later, Satya headed to US and earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His thirst for studies was not yet over, and he made a breakthrough, by pursuing an M.B.A. from University of Chicago.
According to reports, Prof G Jayanand, who taught Satya, Biology and Moral Science at school for three years. Quoting him,
Satya was my student from Class 6 to 8. He was a very quiet child, well-behaved and extremely intelligent. He always sat in the second or third row and paid rapt attention. He was an ideal student, extremely fond of reading. He sat in the library for hours. Always wanted to get into IT.
Getting back to the question we first invoked in your mind, Satya’s Favorite Subject ? According to his school teachers, he had 3 favorite subjects : Maths, Maths & Maths !
He was very respectful, very composed and candid but radically an introvert. His school teachers say that he was never found involved in any notorious activities. However, they also told that he enjoyed playing cricket for his school and actively took part in debates. He was quiet and never talked about big plans or what he wanted to achieve in his future. His teachers also added that they observed that he was preparing mentally for something big.
Nadella started his career at Sun Microsystems, before he moved to Microsoft in 1992, where he started a new journey as a Program Manager in the Windows Developer Relations group. Nadella quickly rose up the ranks, becoming the Senior Vice President of Research & Development for the Online Services division, the Vice President of the Microsoft Business Solutions group (MBS), and notably, the President of the $19 billion Microsoft Server and Tools Business.