General Colin Powell Joins Salesforce.com’s Board

Salesforce.com is expanding its wings with new strategic investments in Europe -- and a board member with global recognition. General Colin Powell has signed on to the CRM companyEUs board of directors.

Powell officially joined the Salesforce.com board on March 13. That brings the size of the board to 11 members. Other board members include former PeoplesSoft CEO Craig Conway, Hasbro Director Alan Hassenfeld, Yahoo Chairman Maynard Webb, and former HP senior vice president and treasurer Larry Tomlinson.

EUWe are honored and delighted that General Powell has joined our board of directors,EU said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. EUGeneral Powell is an extraordinary leader who has inspired and influenced me during more than 15 years of friendship. He was also instrumental in shaping Salesforce.comEUs integrated philanthropic model and the formation of the Salesforce.com Foundation many years ago. We couldnEUt be happier to have him join our board.EU

Recently, Salesforce announced plans to add more than 500 new jobs in Europe in response to record revenue growth and customer momentum in Europe. The company also plans to open new data centers in the U.K., France and Germany.

Philanthropic Motivations?

Known the world over, Powell is a retired four-star general. He served in the United States Army for 35 years and went on to serve as U.S. National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was also the 65th Secretary of State of the United States under President George W. Bush.

PowellEUs reputation speaks for itself. HeEUs won a number of U.S. military awards, as well as two Presidential Medals of Freedom. But he also has business experience that is relevant to Salesforce.com. For example, Powell is a strategic limited partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of the board of...

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