Why Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) CEO Mulally Is Favoured By Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)?
Since the time Steve Ballmer, the current chief executive and co founder of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced in late August that he would be vacating his leadership role for someone new to watch over the transformation of the firm from a largely software product set into a full blown appliances and hardware firm, there has been intense speculation on who would be the chosen one to take over from Steve. Over the past few days speculation has been rife in the business broad sheets that the board of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be discussing the list of short listed candidates which has been drawn up by the search committee tasked with identifying successor for Steve Ballmer during the annual share holders meeting that is scheduled to take place today.
Steve’s Last Role of the Dice
If the Fleet Street reports are to be believed, one of the prime candidatures on that short list is that of current chief executive of American car maker Ford, Alan Mulally. Trade gurus have been lavish in their praise of this auto chief for his success in turning around the fortunes of the ailing car maker. It transpires that Mulally has been pulling the strings from behind screen all along at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and has been instrumental in helping Steve Ballmer put together and kick start the master re organization plan for the IT giant.
Mulally’s behind the Scene Help
A Wall Street Journal report has quoted Steve Ballmer himself revealing this interesting titbit of information to its staff Monica Langley in an interview recently. Readers should note that Steve Ballmer has announced a major revamp plan earlier in the year with a stated goal of breaking down the artificial silos which were pitting different divisions of Microsoft against each other and transforming the company culture into one that represents a unified team.