Salesforce has a new co-CEO along with Benioff

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Salesforce has promoted Keith Block to co-CEO of the company, along with Marc Benioff. Mr. Block now reports to Salesforce’s board of directors, and remains a member of the board.

Mr. Block served as Salesforce’s vice chairman, president and as a director since joining the company in June 2013, and most recently served as the company’s COO since February 2016.

“Keith has been my trusted partner in running Salesforce for the past five years, and I’m thrilled to welcome him as co-CEO,” said Marc Benioff, founder, chairman of the board, and co-CEO, Salesforce, in a statement. “Keith has outstanding operational expertise and corporate leadership experience, and I could not be happier for his promotion and this next level of our partnership.”

“Salesforce’s success is a testament to Marc’s visionary leadership, which has created an unparalleled culture of trust, innovation and equality, as well as a relentless focus on customer success,” said Keith Block, co-CEO, Salesforce.

In their respective roles as co-CEOs, Mr. Benioff, who continues as board chairman, will lead Salesforce in areas including technology, marketing, stakeholder engagement and culture. Mr. Block will lead the company’s growth strategy, execution and operations.

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