Jeffrey Raikes

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Jeffrey Raikes

Name: Jeffrey (Jeff) Scott Raikes

Born: May 29, 1958, in Ashland, Nebraska

Computer-related contributions

  • Chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Until early 2008, Raikes was the President of the Microsoft Business Division and oversaw the Information Worker, Server & Tools Business and Microsoft Business Solutions Groups. He also held roles managing the company's sales force and services groups.

Honors and awards

  • University of Nebraska's JD Edwards Honors Program, officially changed its name to the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management after Rakes donated $10 billion (2008).

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