Simon Mulcahy is Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer of Salesforce. He is responsible for building next generation solutions to transform industries and for growing Salesforce’s reputation and capabilities as trusted advisor to the C-suite.
This includes capabilities such as ‘Ignite’ (Salesforce’s Strategic Innovation Practice, helping top customers reinvent business and operating models); Futures LAB (Salesforce’s strategic foresight and scenario planning team); Salesforce’s Innovation Centers; and teams focused on advisory and thought leadership.
Mulcahy has held numerous leadership roles at Salesforce. From 2016-2018, he was Chief Marketing Officer, leading Salesforce’s global marketing organization. Before that, he was General Manager of Salesforce’s Financial Services business, defining the vertical go-to-market and product strategy, launching the Financial Services Cloud.
Until 2008, Mulcahy was Head of Technology Industries of the World Economic Forum (known for its annual summit in Davos that attracts CEOs and world leaders). In that role, he worked closely with CEOs of leading global technology companies, as well as prominent thought leaders and government leaders.
Earlier in his career, Mulcahy was a strategy consultant, and before that, a British Army Officer. Mulcahy is a Global Leadership Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He has an MBA from Columbia University, London Business School and INSEAD, and an honors degree in economics & politics. He speaks fluent French and German.
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