Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft has said that the IT giant will always be an important part of his life’s work as he steps down from board of the company.
The world’s second richest man said this during the announcement of his stepping down from all executive role at Microsoft. Gates had resigned as the CEO of Microsoft in 2000.
While stepping down would allow him to focus on other issues of interests such as philanthropy, global health, development, education and tackling climate change, the American Billionaire said that he would still be involved in the technical leadership of the company.
“With respect to Microsoft, stepping down from the board in no way means stepping away from the company,” Gates said.
“Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work and I will continue to be engaged with Satya and the technical leadership to help shape the vision and achieve the company’s ambitious goals. I feel more optimistic than ever about the progress the company is making and how it can continue to benefit the world,” Bill Gates said.
Gates has been on board of the company since its inception in 1976 before stepping down 44 years after.
For decades now, Gates has been involved in solving problems around the world including health (malaria in Africa), climate change (saving the environment) and water issues (building of waterless toilets).