Salesforce has created a new role within its c-suite, the chief ethical and humane use officer. Paula Goodman is the first person to take on the job. 

In her new role, Goodman will lead the new Office of Ethical and Humane Use, which was established to develop a strategic framework for the ethical and humane use of technology across Salesforce.

The office will merge law, policy, and ethics to develop and implement a strategic framework for the ethical and humane use of technology across Salesforce.

The company said, “We understand that we have a broader responsibility to society, and aspire to create technology that not only drives the success of our customers, but also drives positive social change and benefits humanity.”

Goodman joins Salesforce from Omidyar Network, a social impact investment firm established by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, where she most recently served as VP, global lead, tech and society solutions lab.

She also served on Salesforce’s Advisory Council for the Office of Ethical and Humane Use.

Paula Goldman, VP, Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, Salesforce

Goldman said, “For years, I’ve admired Salesforce as a leader in ethical business.

“We’re at an important inflection point as an industry, and I’m excited to work with this team to chart a path forward.”

Goldman will report to Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer at Salesforce.

Prophet said, “Working with Paula as a member of the Advisory Council, I was immediately impressed by her exceptional leadership and thoughtful approach to truly complex issues.

“I’m confident Paula is the right person to lead us into this next chapter at Salesforce. This is only the beginning, but I’m excited for what’s ahead.”

Goodman begins her role on January 7.

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