Global Management Team

Eugene Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky

Chairman and CEO

Eugene began his career in cybersecurity accidentally when his computer became infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. Eugene’s specialized education in cryptography helped him analyze the encrypted virus, understand its behavior, and develop a removal tool for it. After successfully removing the virus, Eugene’s curiosity and passion for computer technology drove him to start analyzing more malicious programs and developing disinfection modules for them. This exotic collection of antivirus modules would eventually become the foundation for Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus database. Today the database is one of the most comprehensive and complete collections in cybersecurity, protecting systems from more than 100 million malicious programs.

In 1990 Eugene started gathering a team of like-minded enthusiast researchers to create the AVP Toolkit Pro antivirus program, which was recognized by the University of Hamburg in 1994 as the most effective antivirus software in the world.

Eugene and his colleagues then decided to establish their own independent company. In 1997 Kaspersky Lab was founded, with Eugene heading the company’s antivirus research. In 2007 he was named Kaspersky Lab’s CEO.

Today Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately-held vendor of endpoint protection, operating in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company employs more than 3,000 professionals and IT security specialists in dedicated regional offices across 30 countries and its cybersecurity technologies protect over 400 million users worldwide.

Eugene has earned a number of international awards for his technological, scientific and entrepreneurial achievements. He was voted the World’s Most Powerful Security Exec by SYS-CON Media in 2011, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Plymouth University in 2012, and named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 2012 Top Global Thinkers for his contribution to IT security awareness on a global scale.

Andrey Tikhonov

Andrey Tikhonov

Chief Operating Officer

Andrey was appointed Kaspersky Lab’s Chief Operating Officer in January 2012. In his position he is responsible for global administrative functions – finance, HR, IT, and work processes.

Prior to his current role Andrey held a number of senior management positions at Kaspersky Lab. In March 2009 he was appointed Chief Information Officer after five years as the company’s Technical Director. Before that, he was head of the Novell development department from 2002 following a successful period as a project manager.

Andrey has been working in the IT industry since 1989, when he started his career in a research institute of Russian Ministry of Defense, rising to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Andrey graduated with distinction from a military academy in Kiev.

Nikita Shvetsov

Nikita Shvetsov

Chief Technology Officer

Nikita was appointed Chief Technology Officer at Kaspersky Lab in April 2014. In this role he is responsible for devising the overall technology and product strategy for the company, driving all product and services development as well as engineering and research activities, and overseeing the whole Kaspersky R&D organization as a main source of company’s expertise and intellectual potential.

Nikita joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004 as a virus analyst and in 2006 became a senior developer working on emulators for the heuristic engine. In 2009 Nikita was appointed Director of the Anti-Malware Research Unit, taking charge of developing and implementing strategies to protect users from malware, as well as coordinating work with independent test labs. Prior to his move to the acting CTO role, Nikita served as Vice President of Threat Research and Deputy CTO (Research). In this role he led efforts to work with Kaspersky’s virus labs around the globe and defined and drove the strategic direction of Kaspersky Lab’s threat prevention technologies such as anti-malware, Automatic Exploit Prevention, content filtering, DLP. Nikita’s leadership saw Kaspersky Lab twice win the prestigious ‘Product of the Year’ award from the highly-respected AV-Comparatives independent test lab. The company also ranked first in a TOP3 metric measuring consistent performance in independent tests throughout 2013, according to statistics gathered from the most authoritative test organizations.

Nikita has a degree in Computing Science from the Moscow State University of Electronics and Mathematics.

Igor Chekunov

Igor Chekunov

Chief Legal Officer

Igor joined Kaspersky Lab in the year 2000 to become Chief Legal Officer. In this role Igor is responsible for the legal oversight of all the company's activities. Kaspersky Lab departments such as the Computer Incidents Investigation, Security, and Intellectual Property Control departments operate under his leadership.

Igor graduated from the Institute of Economics and Law in Moscow and has a Ph.D. in Law from the Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Before joining Kaspersky Lab Igor held a number of positions with the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Industry, Oil and Energy, and Transport of the Russian Federation.

Marina Alekseeva

Marina Alekseeva

Chief Human Resources Officer

Marina Alekseeva was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer at Kaspersky Lab in August 2012. She is responsible for global HR functions such as Recruitment, Training and Development, Compensation and Benefits, Administration.

Marina joined Kaspersky Lab in January 2008 as the Deputy to the HR Director.

Marina has a more than 10 year experience in the field of HR, including IT industry. Before joining Kaspersky Lab she worked for T-Systems CIS (Deutsche Telekom AG) and UniCredit bank, rising from HR manager to the senior managerial positions.

Marina graduated from the North-West Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, majored in People Management and Organizational Psychology as her second higher education.

Alexey De-Monderik

Alexey De-Monderik

Corporate Advisor

Alexey holds the position of Corporate Advisor of Kaspersky Lab.

Alexey joined Eugene Kaspersky at the KAMI Information Technologies Center in 1991, and later co-founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997. Early on in the project he was responsible for product development. Later on his focus of responsibility shifted to the AV engine, and then to technology development.

Alexey graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute in 1988, and then worked several years as a computer engineer in one of the Soviet rocket science institutes.