Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella receives the 2023 Axel Springer Award

This year’s award-winner combines innovative corporate culture with a clear focus on future technology and social responsibility / Award ceremony to take place on October 5 in the new Axel Springer building in Berlin

With his vision of a world in which technology supports people both at work and outside of it, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has had a huge impact on modern life. He will receive this year’s Axel Springer Award in honor of his impressive achievements. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in person on October 5, 2023, at Axel Springer’s new building in Berlin.

Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE explains: “Satya Nadella is currently the most visionary CEO of a major tech platform. He has not only led Microsoft to extreme economic success, but above all has renewed it culturally and strategically. With the early development of generative artificial intelligence, he has opened another decisive chapter. I admire him as an entrepreneur and as a person.”

With the Axel Springer Award, the company honors outstanding personalities who are particularly innovative, create and change markets, leave their mark on culture, and embrace their social responsibility. Satya Nadella is the eighth winner to date.

About the Axel Springer Award
The Axel Springer Award is a prestige award without prize money. The past awardees are the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Uğur Şahin, Elon Musk (founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, among others), the economist and author Shoshana Zuboff, Jeff Bezos (founder and CEO of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post), Sir Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web), as well as Mark Zuckerberg (founder and CEO of Facebook).

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