Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates stepped down from Microsoft's board. Microsoft did not announce any replacement for Gates on the board. Gates also announced that he would be stepping down from the board of Berkshire Hathaway. Since 2004, he has served as a director of Berkshire Hathaway.
His departure reduced the number of Microsoft directors to 12. The board directors of Microsoft are John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent chair; Sandra E. Peterson, operating partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Nadella; Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock Partners; Hugh Johnston, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Pepsico; Teri List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap; John Stanton, chairman of Trilogy Equity Partners; Penny Pritzker, founder, and chairman, PSP Partners; Charles W. Scharf, CEO of Wells Fargo; Arne Sorenson, president and CEO, Marriott International; Padmasree Warrior, founder, CEO, and president, Fable Group; and Emma Walmsley, CEO of GlaxoSmithKline. Earlier, in October 2018, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died of cancer at the age of 65.