Microsoft founder, Bill Gates resigns from Microsoft board
Microsoft recently announced that the company’s co-founder and technology consultant, Bill Gates has resigned from Microsoft’s board of directors, and has since left Microsoft completely for the public good.
Gates said that he could devote himself to public welfare. In public welfare, Gates is committed to global philanthropy including global health, economic development, education, and global climate change.
The Gates and the Gates Foundation are currently working on new coronavirus research, and the Gates Foundation has already donated $50 million to defend against the new coronavirus.
“It’s been a tremendous honor and privilege to have worked with and learned from Bill over the years. Bill founded our company with a belief in the democratizing force of software and a passion to solve society’s most pressing challenges. And Microsoft and the world are better for it. The board has benefited from Bill’s leadership and vision. And Microsoft will continue to benefit from Bill’s ongoing technical passion and advice to drive our products and services forward. I am grateful for Bill’s friendship and look forward to continuing to work alongside him to realize our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
“On behalf of our shareholders and the Board, I want to express my deep appreciation to Bill for all his contributions to Microsoft. As a member of the Board, he challenged us to think big and then think even bigger. He leaves an enduring legacy of curiosity and insight that serves as an inspiration for us all,” said John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent board chair.
Gates said that although he no longer holds any office at Microsoft, his withdrawal from the board of directors does not mean that he will completely discontinue ties with Microsoft.
Gates claims that Microsoft is the most important job and experience in his life. Next, Gates will also contact Microsoft management such as Nadella and other technology leaders.