Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wins Padma Bhushan

Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella was appointed as Microsoft’s CEO 2014. He was also appointed the company’s chairman in June 2021, a new position in which he would be in charge of creating the board’s agenda.

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The third-highest civilian award of India, the Padma Bhushan, was awarded to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Hyderabad-born Satya Nadella was appointed as Microsoft’s CEO 2014. He was also appointed the company’s chairman in June 2021, a new position in which he would be in charge of creating the board’s agenda.

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Nadella said it was an honour for him to receive it. He added that he was looking forward to continuing to engage with Indians to help them use technology to achieve more.

Last Thursday, Dr. T. V. Nagendra Prasad, the Indian Consul General in San Francisco, presented Nadella with the official certificate for meritorious service. Nadella intends to travel to India in January.

The Microsoft CEO is one of the 17 people who were presented with this award.

On receiving the award, Nadella said: “It’s an honour to receive a Padma Bhushan Award and to be recognised with so many extraordinary people. I’m thankful to the President, Prime Minister, and people of India, and look forward to continuing to work with people across India to help them use technology to achieve more.”

 

Nadella and Prasad spoke about the crucial part that digital technology plays in enabling inclusive growth in India during their discussion. According to Microsoft, the discussion centred on India’s growth trajectory and its ability to lead the world in both politics and technology.

“We are living in a period of historic economic, societal and technological change,” said Nadella following his meeting with Dr Prasad.

“The next decade will be defined by digital technology. Indian industries and organisations of every size are turning to technology to help them do more with less, which will ultimately lead to greater innovation, agility and resilience,” Nadella said.