Name: Satya Nadella
Born: Hyderabad, India
Family: Married for 22 years; he's known his wife since high school. Three children.
Hobbies: Reads books, takes online courses. Reads poetry. "It's like code," he says. Grew up playing cricket.
Education: Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mangalore University; master's degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; MBA from University of Chicago.
Career: Member of technology staff at Sun Microsystems. Joined Microsoft in 1992 to help build Windows NT.
In 2001, became responsible for Microsoft Business Solutions' research and development, promoted to leader of MBS in 2006. In 2008, named senior vice president of search, portals and advertising. In 2011, named president of Microsoft's server and tools business.