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New Managing Director based in Singapore will oversee Akamai’s sales efforts throughout the region

Akamai Technologies, Inc., (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, announced the appointment of Graeme Beardsell as Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan Markets. Based in Singapore, Graeme will lead and oversee all aspects of Sales, Business Development and Go-to-Market strategies for the entire region. Graeme will report to Sanjay Singh, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific & Japan, at Akamai.

Graeme brings with him a wealth of experience with over 25 years of senior management, sales, consulting and product management experience in both start-ups and established companies with the likes of IBM, Salesforce, Experian and Solace Systems. Prior to joining Akamai, Graeme was Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific at Solace Systems. His diverse experience and track record of results will be extremely beneficial to Akamai as the company gears up for continued growth in the region.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr. Beardsell said, "I am very excited to join a supremely talented team at Akamai to help more companies in the region enhance their online presence, helping these companies provide better service to customers and drive more revenue. Asia Pacific & Japan is a region that is dynamic, unique and full of fascinating opportunities in the digital and mobile spaces. I look forward to being part of Akamai's ongoing development and market expansion."

"Throughout his career, Graeme has had an excellent track record on scaling businesses in Asia Pacific and is proven to be an effective leader, with a strong understanding of the technology landscape in Asia Pacific and beyond. I am confident in the experience and leadership Graeme brings to Akamai, which will help lead the company to greater success," said Singh.

About Akamai

Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. 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.