Google's Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board

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Salesforce announced it has appointed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to its Board of Directors. Her role went into effect on December 5, and increases the board size to 11 members.

"We are delighted that Susan has joined our Board of Directors," said Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. "Susan is an extraordinary executive who has been instrumental in helping to build the world's largest consumer cloud company, where scale, reliability and security are of critical importance. Her experience will make her an outstanding addition to our board."

"Salesforce has revolutionized enterprise software and has an amazing culture of innovation," said Wojcicki. "I'm very excited to be joining the Salesforce Board of Directors."

The full board is now as follows: Marc Benioff, Salesforce chairman and CEO; Keith Block, Salesforce vice chairman and president; Craig Conway, former CEO of PeopleSoft; Alan Hassenfeld, former chairman and CEO of Hasbro; General Colin Powell, retired four star general in the U.S. Army and former U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. National Security Advisor and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Sanford Robertson, principal of Francisco Partners; John Roos, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan; Lawrence Tomlinson, former senior vice president and treasurer of Hewlett-Packard; Robin Washington, CFO of Gilead Sciences; Maynard Webb, chairman of Yahoo! Inc.; and Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube.

General Powell was named to the board in March. More on that here.

Wojcicki took the YouTube CEO role earlier this year. Before that, she was senior vice president of Advertising & Commerce at Google, where she oversaw the design and engineering of AdWords, AdSense, DoubleClick, and Google Analytics. She's been with the company since 1999.

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