The Salesforce founder changed the world by ushering in the cloud computing revolution more than two decades ago. His latest disruption may have an even bigger—and more enduring—impact. “We’re not coming back the way we were.”
Ken Frazier calls Benioff ‘a towering exemplar of what it means to be an innovative and forward-thinking leader.’
Since its inception in 1986, The Chief Executive of the Year has honored a who’s who of extraordinary American business leaders. Kenneth Frazier, Merck & Co., was selected by his peers to receive the 2021 Chief Executive of the Year award. Complete coverage.
Remarks by Ken Frazier, Chief Executive’s 2021 CEO of the Year, as prepared for delivery.
His transformational leadership inside—and outside—of Merck & Co. offers one of the most compelling arguments yet for an increasingly influential style of doing business: patiently, and for the greater good. “The important thing about leadership,” says Frazier, “is to be anchored around principle.”
Honored by peer CEOs for his long record of leadership and courage; Joins list of legendary executives including Gates, Moynihan, Dell, Mulcahy, Bossidy and others.
“We as CEOs…have a duty,” says Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan, our 2020 CEO of the Year. “That duty is to drive the genius of the ‘and.’ To deliver profits and purpose.”
‘This world is desperate for effective leadership,’ Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive Group, told attendees at this year’s virtual celebration. ‘And CEOs are uniquely well equipped to serve society and advance humankind.’
Analytical, deliberate and deeply principled, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan led one of the most impressive turnarounds in Wall Street history. And he did it just in the nick of time. A conversation with our Chief Executive of the Year