FordAlanMulally 10 Jan

Shortly after Steve Ballmer announced he would retire as Microsoft CEO, Ford CEO Alan Mulally reportedly was one of the front-runners to replace him. According to the Boston Globe, Mulally has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position.

“I would like to end the Microsoft speculation because I have no other plans to do anything than serve Ford,” Mulally said.

It was reported last November that the field of CEO candidates had been narrowed to four: Alan Mulally, Former Skype CTO Tony Bates, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. In December Microsoft announced it would be naming its new CEO early this year.

(via GI International)