Workday appoints Co-CEO

Chano Fernandez has been promoted to co-CEO at Workday, joining the company’s co-founder, Aneel Bhusri, who was previously sole CEO.

Fernandez joined Workday in 2014 and has held several leadership roles within the organisation, including president of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ). He was most recently co-president of Workday, responsible for global field operations and strategic partner alliances.

Under the co-CEO model, Bhusri will oversee product and technologies as well as corporate functions, including the offices for HR, finance, and operations, while Fernandez’ new role will expand his current responsibilities to include the entire customer relationship, from acquisition to customer services.

Commenting on the appointment, Bhusri said: “Chano lives our values, has a proven track record of success, and a passion for empowering our people, customers, and the broader Workday community. I’m proud to partner with him as we help our customers succeed in this world of constant change.”

Fernandez added: “Joining Workday, I knew I was part of something special – a company built on a set of core values of employees, customer success, and innovation, among others. I couldn’t be more honoured to join Aneel as co-CEO as we continue to deliver on the great opportunity ahead of us.”