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Alex Fuerst is promoted to Vice President and General Manager Europe, at Acronis

London, September 9th 2014 Acronis®, the global leader in new generation data protection, has appointed Alex Fuerst as the new Vice President and General Manager Europe. Prior to this position, Alex Fuerst worked as Country Manager DACH and Eastern Europe at Acronis and was responsible for the regional management of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe.

Alex Fuerst stepped into the new role on 1st August 2014. He will be responsible for all European sales and direct and indirect business revenue. He will also oversee and manage the strategy, growth and expansion of the region.

Alex Fuerst started at Acronis as Country Manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe in October 2012. His main responsibilities have been restructuring the regional Go-To-Market strategy, strengthening the Acronis presence in SMB and midmarket sectors, and expanding the regional partner landscape with great success. This was especially the case in the main Acronis focus areas: virtualisation, mobility, consumer and cloud.

“It is our goal to be the leading provider of easy, complete and safe solutions for New Generation Data Protection”, explains Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Acronis. “Within the last two years, Alex Fuerst has very successfully reorganized and expanded the regions of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe and drove our initiatives for more innovation and partner relationships in these territories. Now it is all about enlarging and building upon this success throughout the whole of Europe, and to extend the leading role of Acronis in technologies within the main regions of this important marketplace.”

Before joining Acronis, Alex Fuerst worked for Avaya as Managing Director and Sales Leader for Austria and Switzerland. Further career milestones included Motorola, Symbol Technologies and Siemens.

Alex Fuerst graduated from the faculty of law at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, and worked as a lawyer. Furthermore, he earned the Master of Business Administration at McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University in Washington D.C., USA.

About Acronis

Acronis sets the standard for New Generation Data Protection through its backup, disaster recovery, and secure access solutions. Powered by the AnyData Engine and set apart by its image technology, Acronis delivers easy, complete and safe backups of all files, applications and OS across any environment—virtual, physical, cloud and mobile.

Founded in 2002, Acronis protects the data of over 5 million consumers and 300,000 businesses in over 130 countries. With its more than 100 patents, Acronis’ products have been named best product of the year by Network Computing, TechTarget and IT Professional and cover a range of features, including migration, cloning and replication.

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About Acronis:

Acronis unifies data protection and cybersecurity to deliver integrated, automated cyber protection that solves the safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges of the modern digital world. With flexible deployment models that fit the demands of service providers and IT professionals, Acronis provides superior cyber protection for data, applications, and systems with innovative next-generation antivirus, backup, disaster recovery, and endpoint protection management solutions. With award-winning AI-based antimalware and blockchain-based data authentication technologies, Acronis protects any environment - from cloud to hybrid to on-premises - at a low and predictable cost.

Founded in Singapore in 2003 and incorporated in Switzerland in 2008, Acronis now has more than 1,500 employees in 33 locations in 18 countries. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, including 100% of the Fortune 1000, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries in more than 40 languages.

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