Stanford Board of Trustees elects two new members

Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday, and Sarah Ketterer, co-founder and CEO of Causeway Capital Management, will join the Stanford Board of Trustees on June 1.

The Stanford University Board of Trustees recently elected two members: Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO of Workday, and Sarah Ketterer, co-founder and CEO of Causeway Capital Management. They will begin five-year terms on June 1.

Jeff Raikes, chair of the Board of Trustees, said, “Stanford is fortunate to have Aneel Bhusri and Sarah Ketterer join the board. They both have strong skill sets and deep commitments to our institution that will undoubtedly help us build a stronger Stanford. I’m looking forward to working with them as we move ahead with implementing our long-range plan.”

“Aneel has been an entrepreneur and innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years,” Raikes said. “At Stanford, he’s been a loyal and enthusiastic Graduate School of Business (GSB) alumnus, involved in many activities and programs at the school.

“Sarah has decades of successful leadership in the investment field. For many years, she’s been a deeply committed volunteer both at Stanford and in her community. Having earned her BA in economics and political science here, she has become a champion for Stanford’s undergraduate education.”

Aneel Bhusri

In 2005, Bhusri co-founded Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, with his long-time business partner Dave Duffield. He served as its board chair from 2012 to 2014, prior to his appointment as CEO.

Aneel Bhusri portrait

Aneel Bhusri (Image credit: Courtesy Workday)

At Stanford, Bhusri has been an active volunteer for Stanford GSB, including as a member of the GSB Trust. In addition, he and his wife, Allison (MBA ’03), are strong supporters of the GSB Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Stanford Athletics.

Prior to founding Workday, Bhusri held a variety of senior positions at PeopleSoft beginning in 2003, including as senior vice president responsible for product strategy, business development and marketing. He was also vice chair of the PeopleSoft board from 1999 through 2004. Previously, he worked as an associate at Norwest Venture Partners and as a corporate finance analyst at Morgan Stanley.

Bhusri is also an advisory partner at Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm that he has been associated with since 1999. He is currently a member of the boards of Intel and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He previously served on the boards of Data Domain, Pure Storage, Okta and Cloudera.

Bhusri earned his undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Brown University and his MBA in 1993 from Stanford. He is also a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He and Allison live in San Francisco with their two young children.

Sarah Ketterer

Ketterer co-founded Causeway Capital Management, an investment management firm specializing in managing global, international, emerging market and absolute return equities, in 2001. Prior to Causeway, she worked for the Hotchkis and Wiley division of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, where she was a managing director and co‐head of the firm’s international and global value team.

Sarah Ketterer portriat

Sarah Ketterer (Image credit: Courtesy Sarah Ketterer)

At Stanford, Ketterer is currently a member of the Stanford Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Council and the LEAD Council, as well as co-chair of the Southern California Advisors Committee. She also served on the ChEM-H & Neuroscience Institute Task Force and the Humanities & Sciences Council. She volunteered for The Stanford Challenge Los Angeles Major Gifts Committee and for her reunions. Sarah and her husband, Alan Vorwald, are strong supporters of the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Ketterer is currently chair of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, a director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a director of the Music Center Foundation and a member of the advisory board of Girls Who Invest. She has also served on the board of overseers of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and the Southern California Advisory Board of CollegeSpring.

She earned her undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Stanford in 1983 and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Media Contacts

Brad Hayward, University Communications: (650) 724-0199, bhayward@stanford.edu.