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Who is the CEO of Microsoft?

November 04, 2004 07:21 IST
Giant firms and their CEOs

Who is the CEO of Microsoft?
Take the Rediff Business Quiz and find out how much you know about some of the world's largest corporations and their chiefs.

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1. Who is the CEO of Microsoft?
a) Paul Allen
b) Bill Gates
c) Steve Ballmer

2. Name the CEO of General Electric Company.
a) Jeffrey R Immelt
b) Craig Barrett
c) John T Chambers

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The correct answer is Jeffrey R Immelt.
Jeffrey R Immelt, 48, is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GE. Immelt, the 9th Chairman in GE's 126-year history, was appointed to this post on September 7, 2001.
He began his GE career in 1982. Immelt holds a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College (1978) and an M.B.A. from Harvard University (1982). He and his wife, Andrea, have one daughter.
Craig Barrett is the CEO of Intel and John T Chambers is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems.
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Jeffrey R Immelt, 48, is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GE. Immelt, the 9th Chairman in GE's 126-year history, was appointed to this post on September 7, 2001.
He began his GE career in 1982. Immelt holds a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College (1978) and an M.B.A. from Harvard University (1982). He and his wife, Andrea, have one daughter.
Craig Barrett is the CEO of Intel and John T Chambers is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco Systems.

3. Who heads oil major Exxon Mobil Corp?
a) Roy Gardner
b) Lee R Raymond
c) Lord Browne

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The correct answer is Lee R Raymond.
Lee R Raymond is the chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Prior to the merger of Exxon and Mobil on November 30, 1999, Raymond was chairman and CEO of Exxon Corporation. A native of Watertown, South Dakota, Raymond graduated in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.
In 1963, he received a Ph.D in the same discipline from the University of Minnesota. He joined Exxon that same year as a production research engineer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1993, Raymond was named chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Corporation.
Roy Gardner is the CEO of British Gas and Lord Browne, is the CEO of BP.
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Lee R Raymond is the chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Prior to the merger of Exxon and Mobil on November 30, 1999, Raymond was chairman and CEO of Exxon Corporation. A native of Watertown, South Dakota, Raymond graduated in 1960 from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.
In 1963, he received a PhD in the same discipline from the University of Minnesota. He joined Exxon that same year as a production research engineer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1993, Raymond was named chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Corporation.
Roy Gardner is the CEO of British Gas and Lord Browne, is the CEO of BP.

4. Who is the Chairman of Nokia?
a) Jorma Ollila
b) Gunnar Ekland
c) Antti Piippo

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The correct answer is Jorma Ollila.
Jorma Jaakko Ollila is the Chairman and CEO of Nokia. He took over as Nokia CEO in 1999 and will hold the position till at least 2006. He joined Nokia in 1985, before which he worked with Citibank.
He was born on August 15, 1950 in Seinajoki, Finland. He is married to Liisa Annikki and has three children (Jaakko, Anna and Matti). He earned a Master of Political Science degree in 1976 from the University of Helsinki, a Master of Science (Econ.) degree in 1978 from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Science (Eng.) degree in 1981 from the Helsinki University of Technology.
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Jorma Jaakko Ollila is the Chairman and CEO of Nokia. He took over as Nokia CEO in 1999 and will hold the position till at least 2006. He joined Nokia in 1985, before which he worked with Citibank.
He was born on August 15, 1950 in Seinajoki, Finland. He is married to Liisa Annikki and has three children (Jaakko, Anna and Matti). He earned a Master of Political Science degree in 1976 from the University of Helsinki, a Master of Science (Econ.) degree in 1978 from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Science (Eng.) degree in 1981 from the Helsinki University of Technology.

5. Who is the CEO of Time Warner Inc?
a) Jonathan Miller
b) Richard Parsons
c) Michael Eisner

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The correct answer is Richard Parsons.

Richard D Parsons is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Inc (formerly AOL-Time Warner Ltd), whose businesses include filmed entertainment, interactive services, television networks, cable systems and publishing.
He became CEO in May 2002 and Chairman in May 2003. Parsons became Time Warner President in February 1995. Before joining Time Warner, Parsons was Chairman and CEO of Dime Bancorp, Inc., one of the largest thrift institutions in the United States. Jonathan F Miller is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of America Online, Inc.
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Richard D Parsons is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Inc (formerly AOL-Time Warner Ltd), whose businesses include filmed entertainment, interactive services, television networks, cable systems and publishing.
He became CEO in May 2002 and Chairman in May 2003. Parsons became Time Warner President in February 1995. Before joining Time Warner, Parsons was Chairman and CEO of Dime Bancorp, Inc., one of the largest thrift institutions in the United States. Jonathan F Miller is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of America Online, Inc.

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