Aneel Bhusri

Co-Founder and Executive Chair

Aneel Bhusri is co-founder and executive chair at Workday. Aneel has been a leader, product visionary and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 25 years.

As executive chair, Aneel serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO and other members of executive management with a particular focus on innovation and the future direction of Workday’s applications and technology platform. Aneel, who co-founded Workday in 2005, previously served as the company’s co-CEO from 2009–2014 with co-founder Dave Duffield, CEO from 2014–2020, and co-CEO from 2020–2024. He has been a member of its board of directors since its founding.

Prior to Workday, Aneel held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including vice chair of the board and senior vice president responsible for product strategy, business development and marketing. In addition to his role at Workday, Aneel is an advisory partner at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm that he has been associated with since 1999, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees at Stanford University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Workday Foundation and of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Aneel previously served on the board of directors of several other companies, including Intel, Pure Storage and Okta.

Aneel holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering and economics from Brown University. He is a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.

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