Chair, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Marc Benioff is Chair, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing. Under Benioff's leadership, Salesforce is the #1 provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software globally.
Benioff was named “Innovator of the Decade” by Forbes and is recognised as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune, one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review and as the CNN Business CEO of 2020. For his leadership on equality, Benioff has been honored by GLAAD, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and Variety Magazine with its EmPOWerment Award.
A member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Board of Trustees, Benioff co-founded 1t.org — the global movement to conserve, restore and grow one trillion trees — and the WEF Friends of Ocean Action. He also serves as the inaugural Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco.
Benioff is the owner and co-chair of TIME, and the founder of TIME Ventures — a leading investment firm with over 200 investments. Benioff is author of the New York Times bestseller Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change.
Benioff received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where he is on its Board of Trustees.