Executive Team

The vision and leadership of the Akamai executive team has seen the company from its founding in the halls of MIT through the dot-com bubble burst, and has enabled Akamai to become the leader in content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for accelerating and securing the delivery of content and applications over the Internet. The Akamai leadership team continues to innovate, staying true to the company's mission to make the Internet fast, predictable, scalable and secure. As a leader in the technology sector, Akamai is focused on attracting talented employees, investing in growing the company and evolving our solution offerings, business model and partner ecosystem to enable our customers to move their businesses faster forward, delivering high performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tom Leighton

Dr. Tom Leighton co-founded Akamai Technologies in 1998, and served as Akamai’s Chief Scientist for 14 years before becoming Chief Executive. Dr. Leighton is Akamai's technology visionary and leads the senior management team in setting the company's strategic direction.


Robert Hughes

President, Worldwide Operations

Rick McConnell

President, Products and Development

Executive Vice Presidents

Jim Benson

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Robert Blumofe

Executive Vice President, Platform Division

Melanie Haratunian

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

James Gemmell

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer


Michael Afergan

Senior Vice President, Products, APJ

Jim Ebzery

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Americas

Andy Ellis

Chief Security Officer

Noam Freedman

Senior Vice President, Networks & Chief Network Architect

Kumud Kalia

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Adam Karon

Senior Vice President, Global Services & Support

Ed McGowan

Vice President, Global Carrier Strategy and Sales

Lior Netzer

Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Mobile Products Division

Brad Rinklin

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Stuart Scholly

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Security Division

Mick Scully

Vice President & General Manager, Carrier Products Division

Sanjay Singh

Senior Vice President & General Manager, APJ

Seksom Suriyapa

Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development

Willie Tejada

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Emerging Products Division

Doug Tilford

Senior Vice President & General Manager, EMEA

Bill Wheaton

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Media Products Division


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