Analysts expect Microsoft to name Ford’s Mulally as new CEO

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Analysts said Microsoft is closing in on finding a new CEO, with Ford’s Alan Mulally considered a top-five candidate, USA Today has reported. “We think it likely that Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally is Microsoft’s top pick based on the merits of his candidacy and will be named Microsoft’s new CEO in a month or so,” Nomura Equity Research’s Rick Sherlund wrote in a note to investors. Before coming to Ford in 2006, Mulally ran Boeing’s commercial aircraft business from Seattle, near Microsoft’s headquarters.