Mozilla Names SAP Mobile Exec as new CEO

by Developer.com Staff

After a six month search, Mozilla has found its next CEO in Gary Kovacs.

The Mozilla Foundation has a new CEO and it's Gary Kovacs. Kovacs was the senior vice president of mobile products at SAP, now he's going to be leading the non-profit open source Mozilla Corporation.

"I'm very happy to introduce Gary Kovacs as our new CEO for the Mozilla Corporation," current Mozilla CEO John Lilly said in a blog post. "I think he's going to be great for Mozilla, and that our broad community will like him and be well served by him."

The search for a new CEO has taken about six months.

Lilly said, "We were quite broad in our search, as we knew it would be tough to find someone who could blend technology leadership and operational excellence with an ability to understand what’s special about how Mozilla works, and who could really help develop the whole organization."

Tomorrow at 10 am pacific time, Mozilla will be hosting a community Q&A with Mitchell Baker to talk about the new CEO. More information about that can be found here.

This article was originally published on Thursday Oct 14th 2010
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