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Acronis Names Kirill Tatarinov as Executive Vice Chairman

Industry veteran and member of the Acronis board of directors brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to accelerate Acronis’ cyber strategy execution and drive exponential business growth

Schaffhausen, Switzerland, September 10, 2019 – Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, today announced the appointment of Kirill Tatarinov as Executive Vice Chairman to help lead the company in its next phase of growth. An industry veteran with over 30 years of business and technology experience, Tatarinov served on the Acronis board of directors since December 2018 and previously held leadership positions at enterprise software companies including Citrix Systems, Inc. and Microsoft Corp.

Tatarinov’s experience executing effective product strategies and his deep knowledge of enterprise IT, scaling innovative technology businesses and developing successful partner channels will help Acronis continue building its cyber protection strategy across the enterprise sector to ensure the Swiss-Singaporean company meets its ambitious strategic goals.

“After serving on the board for the last ten months, Kirill will now be taking a more active role in the company,” said Serguei “SB” Beloussov, Acronis Founder and CEO. “Kirill will be an active member of the executive team, helping to accelerate Acronis’ cyber strategy execution and scale the Acronis Cyber Platform and Acronis Cyber Infrastructure business. His experience with innovations at scale will help us to deliver easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection to customers of any size.”

Kirill Tatarinov has a track record of building and leading multi-billion-dollar businesses. Most recently he was the President and CEO at Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS). Under his leadership, Citrix introduced a new vision and strategy and dramatically advanced corporate culture focusing on innovation and transformation to the Cloud.

Before joining Citrix, Tatarinov spent thirteen years at Microsoft Corporation in several executive leadership roles including as the President of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division (MBS) with end-to-end responsibility for the Microsoft Dynamics business. Prior to that, he was Corporate Vice President of the Management and Solutions Division, where he oversaw the Microsoft Windows management technologies and products, including Microsoft System Center, as well as Windows Server solutions. Tatarinov was a member of Microsoft's Senior Leadership Team. He is currently also on the boards of Avaloq and Acumatica as well as mentoring several tech start-ups and acting as an expert advisor to industry investment firms.

“Acronis is the global leader in cyber protection, and I look forward to working more closely with the executive team to help further accelerate the growth while ensuring the company remains focused on meeting the customer’s needs to safeguard their digital assets with easy, efficient and secure cyber protection,” said Tatarinov.  



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 powered by AI. With advanced anti-malware powered by cutting-edge machine intelligence 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 2,000 employees and offices in 34 locations worldwide. Its solutions are trusted by more than 5.5 million home users and 500,000 companies, and top-tier professional sports teams. Acronis products are available through over 50,000 partners and service providers in over 150 countries and 26 languages.



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Kayla Fedorowicz
Acronis International GmbH
+1781782-9086; (019060)
Kayla.Fedorowicz@acronis.com


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