Natalya Kaspersky has taken on the role of CEO at InfoWatch. She is also chairman of the holding company, Kaspersky Lab, which makes antivirus software.
Eugene Kaspersky, chief of Kaspersky Lab and Mrs Kaspersky’s former husband, says: “The principal purpose of attracting new investment and appointing Natalya Kaspersky CEO is to develop the company and strengthen its positions outside Russia.”
Mrs Kaspersky graduated from the Moscow Institute of Electronic Engineering in 1989 with a degree in applied mathematics.
She co-founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997, and in the same year became its CEO.
● ScanSafe has made Mary Landesman its senior security researcher.
Ms Landesman, an antivirus professional with 12 years experience, was working as content manager for Microsoft’s Malware Protection Center.
She will analyse threat data on viruses, bot networks and other malware, and will blog for the company.
Ms Landesman has consulted for security firms that include FrontBridge Technologies (acquired by Microsoft), Shavlik Technologies and Trend Micro. She also worked as a telecomms specialist in the US Coast Guard.
● Gareth Williams has been promoted to CEO of Interoute, a voice and data-network company. He was president of global markets for the company and replaces Jim Kinsella, who is now chairman.
Mr Williams joined the company in 2002 to restructure it. “My aim is to double revenue in the next three years and increase market share in the enterprise sector,” he says.
He worked at BT International and BT Global Services for 13 years.
● CA has made two promotions this month. Marc Stoll is to be corporate controller and Robert Cirabisi becomes chief risk officer and interim head of internal audit.
Mr Cirabisi reports to CA’s chief compliance officer Kenneth Handal.
Since joining CA in 2004, Mr Stoll has held senior VP positions in finance and planning. Mr Cirabisi joined in 2000 and went on to be senior VP and chief accounting officer in July 2004.
● Iona Technologies, which specialises in service-orientated architecture, has promoted Scott Devens to VP of worldwide sales, as of next year.
Bill McMurray, who currently holds the position, is returning to Australia.
Peter Zotto, CEO of the company, says: “Bill and Scott will be working closely together to ensure a seamless transition of sales management.”
● Outsourcing company EDS has appointed Michael Coomer as executive VP of the APAC region and leader of the company’s Global Financial Services Industry organisation.
He replaces Joe Eazor who was promoted to executive VP of corporate strategy and business development.
Mr Coomer has worked in IT for more than 30 years. He is expected to drive new business. Before EDS, he was group executive of business and technology services for Westpac Banking Corporation.
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