An overview of the 8th annual CECP Board of Boards event.
Marc Benioff is chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create
an on-demand information management service that would replace traditional enterprise software technology. Under Marc’s direction, salesforce.com has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a publicly traded company that is the leader in enterprise cloud computing. Throughout his career, Marc has been committed to using information technology to produce positive social change. In 2000, he launched the Salesforce.com Foundation—now a multimillion-dollar global organization— which established the “1-1-1 model,” whereby the company contributes one percent of product, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves. Prior to launching salesforce.com, Marc, a 30-year veteran of the software industry, worked at Oracle Corporation and Apple. Marc serves on the Board of Trustees at the University of Southern California and is on the board of directors at Cisco.
Daryl has nearly 30 years of executive experience in the US and abroad. He has been an officer for several Fortune 500 companies, served as the turnaround CEO of a publicly-traded company, run five multi-billion dollar business units and currently serves on several privately-held and non-profit boards. He served as:
President of Kraft’s $6 billion North American Snacks, Confections, Cereal, and Pet portfolio; successfully led the business to record top and bottom-line growth.
President of the Planters Specialty Products Company; more than doubled the portfolio to $1.6 billion over a four year period.
The turnaround CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.; reversing financial declines, clearing up a myriad of financial and accounting difficulties, reducing debt and expanding globally.
Managing Director of Campbell's $300 million UK operations; doubled revenue and quadrupled profits.
In addition, Daryl served on the board of E*Trade Financial Holding Company and Krispy Kreme, Inc, and currently serves on the board of several privately-held companies.
He also has an extensive background in non-profits, having served on the boards of the American Marketing Association; several colleges & university councils; the Y Alliance; CIFF-Funded MANA (Mother Administered Nutritive Assistance), which is focused on reducing childhood hunger around the world; and the RWJohnson-supported Partnership for Healthy Kids, which is working to decrease childhood obesity in the US.
Ursula M. Burns is Chairman and CEO of Xerox, the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Under Ursula’s leadership, the company’s presence dramatically increased in the $500 billion business services market. Moreover, the company’s reach extended into diverse areas of business process and IT outsourcing. In addition to the Xerox board, Ursula is a board director of the American Express Corporation and Exxon Mobil Corporation. Ursula also provides leadership counsel to community, educational, and non-profit organizations including FIRST - (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), National Academy Foundation, MIT, and the U.S. Olympic Committee, among others. She is a founding board director of Change the Equation, which focuses on improving the U.S.’s education system in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Douglas R. Conant is the CECP Chair, Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership and Former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Conant joined Campbell after 25 years at three of the world's leading food companies. He began his career in 1976 in marketing at General Mills. After 10 years with General Mills, he moved to Kraft, where he held top management positions in marketing and strategy. Immediately prior to coming to Campbell, he was president of the $3.5 billion Nabisco Foods Company, where he led that unit to five consecutive years of double-digit earnings growth.
He is an active member and past chairman of the board of directors of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the non-profit organization Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). Conant is also a member and past chairman of the board of trustees of The Conference Board.
Karim Khoja, CEO of Roshan, has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including starting and managing extremely successful Global System for Mobile (GSM) companies in Pakistan, Poland, Croatia, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Under his leadership, Roshan has grown to be Afghanistan’s market leader, with more than 5.5 million customers. Roshan has received international recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Face of Adversity and Special Recognition for Corporate Philanthropy. Karim started his GSM career as CEO for Mobilink in Pakistan, and then launched Era GSM in Poland. He went on to spin off the company, HT Mobile, from Croatia Telecom. Karim has spent the last eight years devoted to serving the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) to bring competition and best practices to the telecommunication industry in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. He is the Chairman of the Afghan Investment Climate facility, an advisor to the GSMA Development Fund, and an Associate Board Member of the Legatum Center at MIT.
Bob Moritz is the Chairman and Senior Partner of the US firm of PwC. Prior to that, Bob served as the Assurance Leader of the US firm from 2006 to 2009; and from 2004 to 2006 was the Managing Partner of the New York office and Metro Region. Bob joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1995. Bob served a three-year tour in PwC Tokyo, providing audit and advisory services to numerous European and US-based financial services organizations operating in Japan. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of CPAs and the New Jersey State Society of CPAs. He is the Chair of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board, and board member of the Oswego College Foundation, the Atlantic Council, the Conference Board and the Partnership for New York City.
2013 Excellence Awards Winner James T. Prokopanko became President and CEO of The Mosaic Company in
2007. He joined Mosaic as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2006. Previously, James was a Corporate Vice President at Cargill, Inc., where he had executive responsibility for procurement and served as a leader of the Cargill Ag Producer Services Platform. After joining Cargill in 1978, he served in a wide range of leadership positions, including Vice President of the North American crop inputs business. During his Cargill career, James was engaged in retail agriculture businesses in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Argentina and the United Kingdom. In addition to his role as President and CEO of Mosaic, James serves on the board of directors for Mosaic, Canpotex, the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the Fertilizer Institute, and the International Plant Nutrition Institute.
2013 Excellence Awards Winner Ginni Rometty is Chairman, President, and CEO of IBM. Ginni began her career with IBM in 1981 and has held a series of leadership positions, most recently as Senior Vice President and Group Executive, IBM Sales, Marketing, and Strategy. In this role, she was responsible for business results in the 170 global markets in which IBM operates. IBM's revenues exceeded $107 billion in 2011. Ginni pioneered IBM's rapid expansion in the emerging economies of the world. As part of this, she established IBM’s Growth Markets organization, which is expected to contribute as much as 30 percent of IBM revenues by 2015. Ginni serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, and the Board of Overseers and Board of Managers of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.