Workday names Carl Eschenbach as Co-CEO

Eschenbach will serve as Co-CEO with Aneel Bhusri until January 2024, after which he will assume sole CEO responsibilities.
By: | December 21, 2022

Carl Eschenbach has been appointed to the role of Co-CEO of Workday and will remain on the Workday Board of Directors, where he has served since 2018.

This arrangement will remain until January 2023, where Eschenbach will assume sole CEO responsibilities, with Bhursi taking on the full-time role of Executive Chair and continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Bhursi said, “We have an incredible opportunity in front of us and I’m confident that Carl, with his leadership skills and experience to helping technology companies scale, as well as his commitment to culture and values, will help lead Workday through its next phase of growth.”

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Eschenbach has over 35 years of experience in leading technology companies and has been a partner at Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm, since 2016, having worked closely with high-growth, innovative enterprise software organisations. He will stay involved with Sequoia in a venture partner capacity.

Eschenbach added, “I’ve long admired Workday and how it has redefined the enterprise software industry, with a focus on putting people at the centre, a values-based approach to leadership, and a relentless focus on customer service and innovation. This has helped differentiate Workday, driving its growth and success in supporting some of the world’s largest organisations.”