Cyril came to Salesforce less than a year after the company was founded. That means he has been at the company for over 20 years and is a proud member of the Koa Club. In his first role as a Support Manager, he was instrumental in helping to build out the the EMEA support team and launching our outsourced service model at the time. After 20 years and 8 different jobs in 3 business units, Cyril currently works as the Vice President of the EMEA Center of Excellence for Nonprofit & Education Clouds. In this role, Cyril leads a team of thought leaders that help support Salesforce EMEA customers in the Nonprofit and Education industries.
Why the move to Salesforce.org and helping support our Nonprofit and Education customers? Cyril says it is all thanks to Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff. At Dreamforce in 2013, Cyril tells us, “Marc was giving his keynote speech and started talking about the thirds of his life. The first one being education. The second one being building this company, Salesforce. And finally, the last third, giving back. This inspired me greatly. What would my legacy be? How will people remember me?” With that in mind Cyril inquired internally about making the move, and when the opportunity opened he didn’t look back.
With his latest move to the nonprofit space, he is currently working on two globally impacting projects that he is extremely proud of. The first is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi is currently working with Salesforce to help equitably distribute two billion COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021. You can read the press release for this project here. The second project is around the work Salesforce is doing with the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Together, Salesforce and CEPI are working to automate funding and impact management in the fight against emerging infectious diseases. You can read the press release for his project here.