Monday, March 16th 2020
Microsoft's Board of Directors (BoD) just got one more empty seat, but this time it is a big leave to the company. The co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is stepping down from the company's BoD to focus more on philanthropy. In addition to Microsoft, Mr. Gates also decided to pull from Berkshire Hathaway, so he can focus his efforts on making a better world. In his own words: "I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve - Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway - to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change. The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this step."