Marc Benioff

Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce

1999, Founder, and currently Chair, Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, a Fortune 500 company with 50,000 employees; pioneer of cloud computing. Named: “Innovator of the Decade”, Forbes; among the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders, Fortune; one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs, Harvard Business Review. Honoured by GLAAD, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and Variety Magazine with its EmPOWerment Award. Created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. With wife, has focused philanthropy on children’s health, the environment, public education and homelessness; has given more than $250 million to the University of California, San Francisco to build UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. 2016, created the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara. With the World Economic Forum: Member, Board of Trustees; inaugural Chair, Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, San Francisco. Formerly: 13 years at Oracle Corporation. At the age of 14, sold his first piece of software, “How to Juggle”. Founded Liberty Software at the age of 15. BSc in Business Administration, University of Southern California (USC). Member, Board of Trustees and recipient, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, USC.

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