The chief executive of Seagate has stepped down from the board of Microsoft, as the management reshuffle at the software giant continues.
Stephen Luczo, who has served on the board since May 2012, said he felt that with new CEO Satya Nadella now in charge at Microsoft it was the right time to step down as the company moves to a new era in its history.
"It has been a pleasure serving on the Microsoft board, and helping to guide the company through such a historic period of change and reinvention," Luczo said. "With the CEO search completed and Satya off to a strong start, this felt like an appropriate time to make this change so I can turn my full attention to leading Seagate.”
Newly installed chairman of the Microsoft board, John Thompson, thanked Luczo for his time at Microsoft including during the search for a new CEO.
"Steve has been an excellent board member, and I particularly appreciate all of his hard work as a member of the CEO search committee," he said.
Bill Gates was equally effusive about his time helping Microsoft. "Steve brought thoughtful industry insights and perspective to the board," he said. "I want to thank him for his contributions to the board and to Microsoft during his tenure. I appreciate his service."
The move is the latest change in the upper management of Microsoft, with executive vice president of marketing Tami Reller, and executive vice president of business development and former Skype CEO Tony Bates leaving the firm at the start of March.
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