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Petra Jenner

Area Vice President Commercial Business Unit EMEA, Salesforce

The globalization of the economic life, high market volatility, increasingly shorter business cycles and increased overall complexity: In today's age, upheavals in everyday business life are more present than ever. The willingness and ability to change, sometimes profound, has become vital to organizations. Business transformation programs are complex, cross-divisional initiatives in a company geared towards performance improvement and / or cost reduction, and, embedded in the overall strategy, ensure the long-term existence of the company. Supporting these transformation programs is one of Petra Jenner's key tasks today. She has been with Salesforce since July 2016, initially as Vice President Innovation & Transformation Europe and since February 2018 she has assumed responsibility for the Commercial Business Unit in Central Europe. Prior to joining Salesforce, Petra Jenner spent seven years as Country CEO and General Manager for Microsoft. From February 2009 to October 2011, Petra Jenner was responsible for the country organization in Austria and from October 2011 to June 2016 she was the general manager of the country organization of Microsoft Switzerland. Petra Jenner brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, including 12 years as a top manager. Her passion is digital business models, Industry 4.0 and leadership topics in the new world of work. The graduate in business administration and business informatics worked in leading positions for international software companies in Central and Northern Europe. These include companies such as Check Point Software, Informix Software, Sybase and Pivotal Corporation. Petra Jenner is married and loves traveling, dancing and yoga.