Kudelski Group names Andrew Howard as CEO of its cybersecurity division

Kudelski Group names Andrew Howard as CEO of its cybersecurity division

(PRESS RELEASE) CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland and PHOENIX, AZ, USA, 10-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kudelski Group announces the appointment of Andrew Howard as CEO of its cybersecurity division, Kudelski Security. Howard is currently Kudelski Security’s Chief Technology Officer. He will succeed Rich Fennessy as CEO from August 1st, 2019. Andrew Howard will report to the Group’s Chief Executive Officer, André Kudelski.

Howard will be responsible of further expanding the division’s international market presence and drive innovation in Kudelski Security’s products and services to build on the Group’s unique approach to cyber-focused innovation.

Andrew Howard joined the Group in 2016, since then he has been in charge of Kudelski Security’s technical strategy, product development, engineering and research. Leading in particular the launch of the Internet of Things Security Center of Excellence, the delivery of the Group’s cyber business management platform, Secure Blueprint. He also led the recent launch of the company’s Blockchain Security Center.

Andrew Howard led an R&D laboratory focused on national defense challenges for the Georgia Tech Research Institute prior to Kudelski Security. He holds three degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology including a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a Master’s degree in Information Security, and an MBA in the Management of Technology.

Andre Kudelski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kudelski Group commented: “Rich Fennessy has successfully transitioned Kudelski Security from a Swiss start-up into an important player in cybersecurity, active both in Europe and in the US. We are very thankful for his leadership during the development stages of this new business. Rich was instrumental in preparing Andrew for this role. As we now look to expand the development of new, innovative solutions, we are pleased to have Andrew as the new leader of our cybersecurity business.”

Andrew Howard added: “I’m honored to take up the reins of Kudelski Security and work with our clients, partners and employees around the world to address the most complex cybersecurity challenges. It has been a pleasure working with Rich over the past three and a half years and I look forward to building upon the great achievements we’ve experienced with our clients since we launched the global strategy in 2016.”

Rich Fennessy will pursue new opportunities outside of the Group after a transition period.

The Kudelski Group is the world’s leading independent provider of media content protection and value-added service technology. The Group also offers cybersecurity solutions and services focused on helping companies assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA.

For more information:

Cédric Alber
Kudelski Group – Corporate Communications
Senior Manager Media Relations
+41 79 647 61 71
+1 (415) 962-5005

Santino Rumasuglia
Kudelski Group
Vice President – Head of Investor Relations
+1 480 430 9952

SOURCE: Kudelski Group



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