Microsoft focusing on Nadella, Mulally as possible CEO

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft's (MSFT) board is reportedly leaning towards choosing senior executive Satya Nadella or Ford CEO (F) Alan Mulally as its replacement for Steve Ballmer.

Nadella is executive VP of cloud and enterprise at Microsoft.

Internal candidate Tony Bates and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop are still in with a shout, but they're considered less likely to get the job.

The board hopes to make a decision by the end of the year.