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Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

FILE PHOTO: Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be present at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on 22 January 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from the board of directors is able to devote more time to his philanthropic priorities, including global health, health care, education, and the management of climate change, ” the company said on Friday.

The Gates will also step down from the board of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., where he has worked since 2004.

Reporting Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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