Salesforce has promoted Keith Block to co-chief executive officer, working alongside CEO and founder Marc Benioff. Block now reports to Salesforce’s board of directors and remains a member of the board.
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 chief operating officer 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 Benioff, who is also the chairman of the CRM company he founded in 1999.
“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.”
Speaking on his appointment, Block said, “I’m honoured to be co-CEO and to leverage each of our strengths as we lead Salesforce, our employees, customers and partners into the future.”
“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.”
In their respective roles as co-CEOs, Benioff will lead Salesforce’s vision and innovation in areas including technology, marketing, stakeholder engagement and culture. Block will drive the company’s growth strategy, execution and operations.
According to Salesforce, the co-CEO model will further enable the company to continue its trajectory of unprecedented growth at scale as the company drives toward its next milestone of $USD23 billion in revenue in FY22 and beyond.