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Sabastian Niles, President & Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce

Sabastian Niles, President & Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce

  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Sabastian Niles is President and Chief Legal Officer of Salesforce. Salesforce empowers companies of every size and industry to connect with their customers through the power of data + AI + CRM + trust. Sabastian is a member of the executive leadership team reporting to Salesforce Chair and CEO Marc Benioff and a strategic advisor to Salesforce and its board of directors. In his Chief Legal Officer role, he oversees Salesforce’s global legal and corporate affairs teams, including global government affairs, and works to advance Salesforce’s global growth and effectiveness priorities and uphold Salesforce’s values of trust, customer success, innovation, equality and sustainability.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Sabastian was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he worked with U.S. and international companies navigating corporate transformations, creating value through innovation, and sustaining stakeholder trust. His wide-ranging client work included developing and leading teams advising CEOs, boards of directors, and senior executives on corporate governance, enterprise risk oversight, strategic and financial investments, alliances, mergers and acquisitions. He advised companies in anticipating and resolving activist investor campaigns, advancing sustainability priorities, strengthening stakeholder and shareholder relationships, and deepening corporate purpose to create value and fortify culture.

Sabastian is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society board of advisors, an elected fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, a member of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and an Advisory Board member of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. He is also a director of the nonprofit organization Literacy Partners, which focuses on empowering families, adult learners, caregivers, and children through the power of literacy, education, and language skills.

Sabastian earned a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Harvard Association of Law and Business. He received degrees in finance, economics, and decision and information sciences from the University of Maryland.