Mr. Prophet will be responsible for leading the company's equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality. He will report to Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.
"Salesforce has been at the forefront of making equality—not just diversity and inclusion—and the education and healthcare of our youth issues that every business needs to address," said Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce. "This is an incredible opportunity to have not just an impact at Salesforce, but more broadly in the tech industry and beyond."
"Equality is a core value at Salesforce, and part of the fabric of our culture," said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. "Tony will be an incredible addition to our leadership team as our first Chief Equality Officer. His experience as a leader in technology companies and his deep commitment to social issues make him the perfect fit for this key role."
Mr. Prophet is a respected leader who has held senior executive roles at Microsoft and HP. He most recently served as Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Education Marketing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gannett, where he chairs the Transformation Committee.
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