Marc Benioff


Since its inception in 1986, The Chief Executive of the Year award has honored a who’s who of extraordinary business leaders in nearly every industry.

Marc Benioff, founder and co-CEO of Salesforce, was selected by his peers to receive the 2022 award.



In late October, Marc Benioff was honored by his peers at a reception and luncheon at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City. 

Video: Lessons in Leadership with Marc Benioff, Salesforce and Kenneth Frazier, Merck

A masterclass on what it takes to lead—and grow—a huge, multinational organization in a time of great change and uncertainty from two of the most effective leaders of our time.

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Chief Executive of the Year Award Presentation, With Remarks From Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff is honored as the 2022 CEO of the Year by his peers at the gala luncheon.

CEOs and Friends Salute Marc Benioff for 2022 CEO of the Year Award

Some of the world’s most well-known and well-respected chief executives and activists honor Marc in a video tribute.

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About the 2022 Selection Committee

The Chief Executive of the Year was selected by a committee of distinguished peer CEOs. The 2022 committee consists of Ken Frazier, (former CEO, Merck; 2021 CEO of the Year) Brian Moynihan (chair and CEO, Bank of America and 2020 CEO of the Year), Marillyn Hewson, (former chair and CEO, Lockheed Martin; 2018 CEO of the Year), Adam Aron (president and CEO, AMC Entertainment), Carmine Di Sibio (global chair and CEO, EY Global), Dan Glaser (president and CEO, Marsh & McLennan), Fred Hassan (former chair, Bausch & Lomb; partner, Warburg Pincus), Tamara Lundgren (president and CEO, Schnitzer Steel), Robert Nardelli (CEO, XLR-8), Tom Quinlan III (chair, president and CEO, LSC Communications), Jeffrey Sonnenfeld (president and CEO, The Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute). Ted Bililies, Ph.D., chief talent officer, managing director, AlixPartners, is the exclusive adviser to the 2022 Selection Committee.

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