Eugene Kaspersky: Founder, CEO, Kaspersky Lab
Eugene Kaspersky started out by developing a disinfection utility for simple virus detection in the mid-90s. Flash forward 15 years and the Moscow-based company has turned into international security company Kaspersky Lab, which today includes an antivirus database of more than 1.3 million records. Kapsersky Lab was established in 1997 and Eugene Kaspersky has headed the research there for 10 years until he became CEO in 2007. Since he took the helm, Kaspersky Lab moved from a struggling anti-virus company to one of the leading endpoint security companies in the world, now rivaling third largest security company Trend Micro with more than six percent marketshare. Kaspersky is also a laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, and a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation.