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Expansion includes regional appointments in Services and Sales
Singapore – October 03, 2012 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere has made significant additions to its team in Asia-Pacific with the following senior appointments:
Alex Caro has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Services for Akamai's Asia Pacific and Japan region. He is responsible for technical strategy and for all professional services teams across the region..
Previously, Alex served as corporate Chief Information Officer and was responsible for the development and operation of the infrastructure that supports Akamai's corporate processes. Dr. Caro joined Akamai in 1999 as a Research Scientist to develop software technologies for Akamai's globally distributed intelligent platform. He moves to Singapore from Akamai's corporate headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Malcolm Rowe has been appointed Regional Vice President, Sales for South Asia. He is responsible for driving Akamai's growth throughout the region, positioning the company as the leading force in making the Internet work better for business.
Malcolm joined the company in 2002 and has over twenty-five years of IT industry experience. Rowe manages the growth and retention of Akamai's customer base in South Asia, including many of the world's top brands, Fortune 1000 businesses, Web-centric companies and government agencies. He previously served as Director, Business Development at Akamai for Asia Pacific and Japan.
Akamai also recently announced the opening of offices in Taipei, Taiwan and Melbourne, Australia, as well as the recruitment of new country managers in Japan and Korea.
"Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region worldwide for Akamai, with increasing demand from enterprises for cloud-based applications and services as part of their innovation strategy,” said Sanjay Singh, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan at Akamai. "While we continue to drive growth in the region by strengthening branding, marketing and go-to-market strategies, we are also building a strong team that will support customer success. We are confident that with Alex and Malcolm on board, we will continue to accelerate our momentum in the Asia-Pacific market."
Akamai works with some of the world's best-known brands that use the Internet for business, including one-third of Global 500 companies, the top 20 global e-Commerce sites, nine out of ten top global banks, and the top 30 media and entertainment companies. Customers in APJ include Cathay Pacific, ESPN Star Sports, Fujitsu, Standard Chartered Bank, and Times Internet.
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
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The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.