Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber-security solutions globally, announced today the appointment of Mr. Shai Weiss to its board of directors. Mr. Weiss is the appointed Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Atlantic, one of the most innovative airlines in the world.
Mr. Weiss joined Virgin Atlantic as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in July 2014 From Virgin Management Ltd, where he had been an Investment Partner since 2012 and was a Founding Partner of Virgin Green Fund.
Mr. Weiss has extensive financial and operational expertise. Prior to joining Virgin Group, he held several senior management positions at ntl:Telewest (now Virgin Media), the UK and Europe’s largest cable operator. Mr. Weiss was part of the turn-around of ntl with roles including Managing Director of Consumer Products, Director of Operations, and Director of Financial Planning for the Consumer division. Mr. Weiss was also behind the merger between Virgin Mobile UK and ntl:Telewest and the re-brand to Virgin Media. Prior to ntl, Mr. Weiss established the European office of early-stage technology venture fund JVP and was a senior associate with Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Weiss will replace David Rubner, who is retiring from Check Point’s board of directors. David has served on our board of directors for 20 years. David has been a founding father of the Israel hi-tech industry, establishing ECI in 1970 and leading it until 2000. We would like to thank David for his long term service on our board and wish Mr. Weiss success in his new role.