Salesforce appoints chief equality officer

Salesforce [NYSE: CRM] has named Tony Prophet chief equality officer of the firm, effective September 26, 2016, the company said.

Prophet will be responsible for leading the company´s equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality. He will report to Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.

Prophet has held senior executive roles at Microsoft and HP. He most recently served as Microsoft´s Corporate vice president of education marketing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gannett, where he chairs the transformation committee.

Salesforce is a customer success platform and CRM company.