Salesforce’s Marc Benioff Named Chief Executive’s 2022 CEO Of The Year

Chief Executive  magazine today announced that Marc Benioff, co-founder, chair and co-CEO of Salesforce, has been named 2022 Chief Executive of the Year by his peer CEOs.

Benioff was selected by an independent committee for his decades of entrepreneurial leadership, which helped usher in the era of cloud computing and software-as-a-service, revolutionizing global business. They also recognized his philanthropic work and efforts at the vanguard of the stakeholder capitalism model of corporate stewardship.

“For more than two decades, Marc has been a towering exemplar of what it means to be an innovative and forward-thinking leader,” said Ken Frazier, the former CEO of Merck and Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year, who served on the selection committee. “As the founder and CEO of Salesforce, he consistently has achieved exceptional business and financial results for customers, employees and shareholders while standing tall in the public square for policies and principles that will foster greater sustainability, prosperity and equity within the business community and broader society.”

Said Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America and 2020 CEO of the Year: “Marc created a company and helped create an industry. Salesforce’s track record is among one of the premier companies in recent decades. At the same time, he has proved a company can deliver on profits and purpose and do it consistently.

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