Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Not Concerned of Trump Presidency
Express News Global
Published: January 17, 2017
Washington: President-elect Donald Trump may feel that tech giant companies like Microsoft don’t provide enough jobs for people in the U.S., but he isn’t making the company’s Indian American chief executive officer Satya Nadella nervous.
“We’re a U.S.-based company that operates worldwide and our predominant employment is in the United States,” Nadella told CNNTech at the Digital Life Design tech conference in Munich Jan. 16. “We’ve already created a tremendous amount of high-paying jobs in the U.S.”
According to the Redmond, Wash.-based company, more than 64,000 of their roughly 113,000 worldwide employees are based in the U.S., with much of them in Washington.
That ratio is not likely to change, despite Trump’s insistence of bringing more jobs back to the U.S.
“If anything, we’ll double down on what we’ve always done, which is be a U.S. company that operates in the United States very responsibly, but also being a multinational company that contributes into every country that we work in,” Nadella stressed in the CNN report.
CNN also reported that, in the aftermath of Trump’s election victory, many companies have been playing up the number of American employees.
Trump met with Nadella and 12 other tech giant heads in December in an attempt to fix any potential issues with his presidency and get them on board with his administration’s program of creating more job and increasing investments in the country.
Trump, an avid Twitter user, had slammed the technology sector during his campaign for exporting jobs and manufacturing overseas. He later hailed them as an amazing group of people, promising them to help them do well.