Mozilla appoints Gary Kovacs as new CEO
Source: Mozilla Mozilla, the non-profit organisation behind the open source Firefox web browser, has announced that it has appointed Gary Kovacs as its new Chief Executive Officer. According to a blog post by Mozilla PR Coordinator Shannon Prior, Kovacs will officially start his new role on the 8th of November, replacing former CEO John Lilly who will be joining Greylock Partners as a venture partner.
As Mozilla's new CEO, Kovacs will responsible leading the organisation's overall direction and that of Firefox. Before joining the Mozilla Corporation, Kovacs previously served as Senior Vice President of Markets, Solutions & Products at Sybase (acquired by SAP earlier this year) and as General Manager and VP of Mobile & Devices at Adobe. Discussing the announcement on his blog, Lilly, Mozilla's outgoing CEO, said that Kovacs has a "deep background in the battlefields that will define the future of the Open Web: mobile and rich media, and he’s been involved in building great organizations several times over".
A short video message from Kovacs is available on the Mozilla Blog. Mozilla will be hosting a community Q&A with Mozilla Foundation Chair Mitchell Baker today at 3:00pm GMT to talk the new CEO appointment. Further information about the Q&A can be found on the Mozilla Wiki.
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