Three of Microsoft’s top investors are pushing the board to try to get Bill Gates step down as chairman of the company, Reuters reports.
The three investors, who own more than five percent of the company’s stock, are reportedly concerned that Gates’ chairmanship may be keeping the company from adopting new strategies.
A Microsoft representative would not comment.
CEO Steve Ballmer announced in August that he would resign within 12 months. Former Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Alan Mulally, who is currently CEO at Ford Motor Co., is rumored as a possible replacement.