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EU: Ex-European Commissioner Neelie Kroes joins the board of Salesforce

 |  March 22, 2016

One of the most powerful regulators in European tech in the last decade has found a landing place outside of the halls of Brussels. Today, CRM giant Salesforce announced that Neelie Kroes — a former vice president of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Competition, and European Commissioner for Digital Agenda — is joining its board of directors. She is the second high-profile ex-government figure to join the board in as many years, following the appointment of General Colin Powell almost exactly two years ago — a sign of how the company continues to eye up the public sector for lucrative service contracts.

“We are delighted to have Neelie Kroes join our Board of Directors,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce, in a statement. “She is an amazing and respected leader who has done extraordinary work at the highest levels of government, technology policy and business inEurope. Salesforce will benefit greatly from her broad experience across both the public and private sectors.”

“Salesforce is one of the world’s most admired companies and a leader in digital transformation for business,” said Neelie Kroes. “It’s an honor for me to serve on the Salesforce Board of Directors.”

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