Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the largest pure-play security vendor globally, today announced its decision to separate the position of Chairman and CEO and to appoint Marius Nacht as non-executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Nacht, one of Check Point’s founders, has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2001 and as a director of Check Point since its incorporation in 1993. From 1999 through 2005, Mr. Nacht held Senior Vice President positions at Check Point.
“Marius has been an instrumental part of Check Point’s success. I look forward to continuing to work with him in his expanded role,” said Gil Shwed, Founder & CEO of Check Point Software Technologies.
“I’m excited about my expanded role. We have a tremendous opportunity to help our customers face the challenges of cyber security defense. Our upcoming threat prevention technology as well as our new mobile security suite provides the ultimate business solution to address current and evolving cyber threats. It is a great honor for me to support the company, that I’ve helped found, into its next generation of market leadership,” said Marius Nacht, new Chairman of Check Point Software Technologies.