Kaspersky Lab Establishes New International Board of Directors
New Management Team Reflective of Company’s Expansion in North America, Europe and Asia-Pac
Woburn, MA – August 9, 2007 – Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of Internet threat management solutions that protect against viruses, spyware, hackers and spam, has announced the creation of a new Board of Directors. Responding to the rapid worldwide growth of the company, the new Board has been shaped to have a broad representation from the company’s expanding world markets.
The new Board will consist of nine members including shareholders and key Kaspersky Lab executives from around the globe. Natalya Kaspersky will assume the role of Chairman of the Board and Eugene Kaspersky has been appointed CEO. Other members of the board include Alexey De Mont De Rique, Vitaly Bezrodnykh, Evgeny Buyakin, Garry Kondakov, Andreas Lamm, Stephen Orenberg, and Harry Cheung.
“Kaspersky Lab has been transformed from a small family run business into a global company in the ten years since its founding,” said Natalya Kaspersky, now the newly elected Chairman of the Board, Kaspersky Lab. “Kaspersky Lab is emerging as an important player in the IT security market in the United States. The company has achieved key leadership positions in multiple markets throughout Europe and is experiencing significant expansion in China and across Asia-Pac. Introducing top executives from our key local markets to the Board reflects an important milestone as we set forth to meet the needs of our customers around the globe.”
“We have an ambitious, but realistic goal – to continue on the path toward becoming one of the top tier Internet security solution providers in the world,” says Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab. “On the one hand, we need the best technology possible to achieve this goal. On the other, the company must have a modern corporate governance system in order to make and implement strategic decisio ns effectively.”
“This is an especially exciting time for the company with the rapid acceptance of our products and solutions worldwide,” said Stephen Orenberg, president, Kaspersky Lab, USA. “One of the important challenges the company faces today and in the near future is managing this rapid growth. The breadth of experience within this new Board adds the right kind of leadership to meet the expectations of our customers, business partners and the marketplace as a whole.”