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November 6, 2013 at 2:40 PM
On the heels of yesterday’s report that Microsoft has narrowed its short list for possible CEOs to succeed retiring CEO Steve Ballmer, veteran Microsoft analyst Rick Sherlund, with investment bank Nomura, is predicting that Alan Mulally will be named Microsoft’s new CEO by December.
Based on his conversations with industry contacts, Sherlund said, he believes the three top candidates being considered by Microsoft’s search committee are Ford CEO and former Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Mulally, Boeing chairman and CEO James McNerney, and Tyco chairman and former Tyco CEO Edward Breen. Sherlund does not believe any internal candidates are at the top of the short list — including Nokia Devices & Services head Stephen Elop, who is expected to return to Microsoft once Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia if finalized.
And, based on those conversations with industry contacts, Sherlund says, he believes that “consensus has come together that Mulally is the guy.”
September 27, 2013 at 8:58 AM
Microsoft shares closed up 1.5 percent today, trading at $33.27.
Is that due to this report in AllThingsD saying that former Boeing Commercial Airplanes and current Ford CEO Alan Mulally is now the top contender to succeed outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer?
Ballmer announced last month that he would be retiring within 12 months, once his successor has been chosen.