It’s still a mystery, but recent reports suggests that the software giant, Microsoft is considering Qualcomm’s current COO Steve Mollenkopf among the top candidate for the post of CEO.
Update: After the rumors and reports of Microsoft’s interest on Mollenkopf, Qualcomm announced that the company board of directors elected Steve Mollenkopf as its next CEO and president effective on March 4th 2014.
Microsoft is currently on the prow after the Steve Ballmer’s resignation in August and already promised to replace the CEO by a right candidate by the end of 2013 and its only few weeks left.
However, Ford CEO, Alan Mulally as well as Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop were also said to be in the golden list of the candidates. But, Alan Mulally kept on denying about joining Microsoft and he said he loves Ford. Even Microsoft’s COO, Kevin Turner’s name also came in the list, according to the rumors. Apart from all these big fellas, Mollenkopf’s credentials might secure the position for him. He was the president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies and in effective from November 2011, he was promoted as president and chief operating officer for the company.
Bloomberg reported that, according to the sources close to Microsoft, Steve Mollenkopf is in highest regard for the post of CEO as the company is aiming to transit to hardware and services with focus on Mobile segment. But, neither Microsoft nor Qualcomm commented on this report yet. Steve Mollenkopf has been workign at Qualcomm since 1994 and has the ability to move Microsoft into the new territory.