8th Annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week

Marc Benioff is Chair, 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 recognized as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune and one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review. 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 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 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.

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