Indian-American Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella turns 49 today. Born on August 19, 1967 in Hyderabad, Nadella has made his mark in the international technology ground. He is Microsoft’s first non American CEO. He was raised to top position in February 2014. Nadella joined Microsft in 1992. He succeeded Steve Ballmer who was associated with the company for 14 years.Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is his mentor

Nadella is working on his own book called Hit Refresh which includes his personal journey of transformation, the change that is taking place today inside his storied technology company, and one that is coming in all of our lives as intelligent machines become more ambient and more ubiquitous throughout society. The book will be published by HarperCollins Publishers and come in the year 2017.

He completed his schooling from Hyderabad Public School and studied electronics and communication at Manipal University. He moved to the United States in 1988 and got masters in computer science from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He also holds an MBA from University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. (ALSO READ: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s debut book to come out in 2017)

Nadella played a crucial role in bringing out enterprise focused cloud version of Microsoft Office, namely Office 365. Popular technologies like database and Windows server and developer tools, to the cloud in the form of Azure, also came out under his leadership.

He is the fourth highest paid CEO in the US.

On his birthday, we take a look at 10 of his quotes that talks about life and love for work.

1. Poetry and Computer Science have driven my dreams

2. It is important to dream big, create big

3. You renew yourself every day. Sometimes you’re successful, sometimes your not, but it’s the average that counts.

4. Be passionate and bold. Always keep learning. You stop doing useful things if you don’t learn.

5. Over the next 10 years, we’ll reach a point where nearly everything has become digitized.

6. I think we would be dead and gone if we were just mostly failing.

7. I don’t want to fight old battles. I want to fight new ones.

8. Every opportunity I got, I took it as a learning experience.

9. A big part of my job is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers more quickly.

10. The way I measure my life is ‘Am I better than I was last year?’