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87. Aneel Bhusri

aneel bhusri
Age 57
Occupation Co-Founder and Chairman, Workday
Nationality American
Position Last Year New

Aneel Bhusri (born February 14, 1966) is an American business executive. He is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Workday. He is also a partner at Greylock Partners and was a member of Intel’s board of directors between 2014 and 2019. Bhusri has been a billionaire since 2014; as of 2021, he has a net worth of $3.1 billion.

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Aneel Bhusri was born in Pittsford, New York, on February 14, 1966. He was educated at Brown University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. His first job after college was as a corporate finance analyst at Morgan Stanley.

In 1993, Bhusri became the planning director at PeopleSoft, then primarily a human resources software company. Later, working for David Duffield, with whom he went on to co-found Workday, he became responsible for product strategy and marketing. In 1999, he became vice chairman of the company, serving in that role until the takeover by Oracle in 2004. In the meantime, PeopleSoft developed ERP, CRM, and other offerings, in addition to Human Resource Management.

Also, since 1999, Bhusri has been a partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm which has backed companies including Facebook, Groupon, Dropbox, Tumblr and Airbnb. At Greylock, he has been an investor in cloud technologies, emphasising applications, data centre infrastructure and middleware. He serves on the boards of several companies Greylock has invested in, including Cloudera and Pure Storage.

Bhusri is the chief executive officer (CEO) at Workday. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors and was chairman from 2012 until May 2014. In April 2020, Bhusri donated $1 million to the Give2SF fund, a donation drive to help residents and businesses in San Francisco affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In 2020, he was ranked No. 359 on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest people in America.

Formula 1 has renewed and expanded its strategic partnership with Workday. The new arrangement will also see Workday roll out its HCM platform to the 500+ staff based mainly at Biggin Hill, UK. Workday will also become a regional partner of F1.

It will see Workday branding at the trackside, potentially outshining several rivals that have sponsored individual cars. The agreement includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa but does not mention any presence in the Americas or Asia. It extends Workday’s existing partnership to sponsor the Formula 1 European Tour.

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