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10 longest-serving tech CEOs of the world

Last updated on: May 09, 2014 13:22 IST

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When Steve Ballmer made way for Satya Nadella at Microsoft, he had worked for 14 years at the company. Microsoft’s stock returned 0.4 per cent in the 14 years Ballmer was at the helm.

Bloomberg has compiled a list of some more successful CEOs who have stayed longer than him and have made investors rich. Let’s take a look at them.

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Image: Nikita Kahn and Larry Ellison watch Roger Federer play Rafael Nadal.
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Lawrence Ellison

Rank: 1

Years in job: 36.7

Company: Oracle

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 25.1 per cent

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Image: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison delivers his keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
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Robert Kotick

Rank: 2

Years in job: 22.9

Company: Activision Blizzard

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 16.4 per cent

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Image: Robert Kotick, chairman and CEO, Activision, Inc. takes part in a panel session titled 'Intellectual Property and the Future of the Entertainment Industry'.
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Steve Sanghi

Rank: 3

Years in job: 22.3

Company: Microchip Technology

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 24.1 per cent

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Jen-Hsun Huang

Rank: 4

Years in job: 20.8

Company: Nvidia

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 16.7 per cent

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Image: Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder,and chief executive of Nvidia, speaks during the Reuters Global Technology Summit.
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John Chambers

Rank: 5

Years in job: 19.0

Company: Cisco Systems

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 14.3 per cent

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Image: John T. Chambers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco, speaks during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
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S. Steven Singh

Rank: 6

Years in job: 17.9

Company: Concur Technologies

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 9.6 per cent

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Jeffrey Bezos

Rank: 7

Years in job: 17.7

Company: Amazon.com

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 38.9 per cent

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Scott Scherr

Rank: 8

Years in job: 17.3

Company: Ultimate Software Group

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 20.2 per cent

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Reed Hastings

Rank: 9

Years in job: 15.3

Company: Netflix

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 40.8 per cent

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Image: Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks during a keynote speech with Amazon Senior Vice President Andy Jassy at the Re:Invent conference at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Jim Cashman III

Rank: 10

Years in job: 13.9

Company: Ansys

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 25.8 per cent

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Stephen Kaufer

Rank: 10

Years in job: 13.9

Company: TripAdvisor

Stock's annualised total return during tenure: 70.8 per cent


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