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Vikram Kumar becomes CEO of Kim Dotcom’s Mega, with 2m subscribers
Posted By lindsay On February 8, 2013 @ 2:38 pm In Auckland economy,Business,Latest Headlines,PressRelease | No Comments
Press Release: MEGA.CO.NZ
Interim CEO of MEGA Tony Lentino today announced the appointment of former CEO of InternetNZ Vikram Kumar as the new CEO of MEGA. Mr Lentino will maintain a seat as a Director with MEGA.
“MEGA is delighted to welcome Vikram Kumar as its new CEO”, said Lentino. “I have assisted MEGA since its inception, putting time and energy into finding investors, setting up support staff and general overview of the company in its initial stage. Now MEGA runs on a day-to-day routine and I am pleased to hand the role of CEO to Vikram who is an experienced leader in the Internet industry.”
“MEGA is an exciting business and one that I am delighted to be joining”, said Vikram Kumar. “Since launch just over two weeks ago, the company has had some stellar successes, with over two million subscribers joining MEGA.co.nz. I look forward to building on this initial success to develop MEGA into a significant company on the international Internet stage.”
Until recently, Vikram has been Chief Executive of InternetNZ, a non-profit organization promoting the vision of an ‘open and uncapturable Internet’. In New Zealand, he has earlier worked for central government (State Services Commission) as well as Telecom in a variety of roles covering management, strategy, innovation, policy and programme management.
Vikram brings a diverse range of skills and insights to MEGA. He takes great interest in the economic, social and cultural opportunities that the Internet provides and the challenges the Internet is facing such as privacy, security and openness.
Mr. Lentino – owner of INSTRA Corporation and shareholder at MEGA – will maintain a seat as a director with MEGA and will continue to provide his entrepreneurial spirit and skills to the enterprise. “In addition to running the INSTRA business, I am happy to work alongside other MEGA executives, combining our abilities to create a global success”, Mr Lentino says.
About MEGA Limited
MEGA.co.nz is a revolutionary cloud storage service providing up to 50GB of free space, on-the-fly encryption and extremely fast file transfers thanks to our innovative in-browser multiplexing technology. MEGA is the most secure service in the industry as it encrypts user’s data in the browser ‘on the fly’ and decrypts only when using keys which are solely in the hands of our users. With over 2.5 Million registered users internationally, MEGA has become a serious contender in the cloud storage arena after only 2 weeks of operations. MEGA.co.nz was launched on Jan 20, 2013 in New Zealand.
About Instra Corporation Pty. Ltd
Formed in 1997, Instra Corporation is a privately-owned company based in Auckland, NZ and Melbourne, Australia. Instra has expanded its initial domain name business from New Zealand and Australia into a leading, worldwide domain registrar.
Instra Corporation supplies over 300+ country domains worldwide and has direct Accreditations with over 100 registries. Many companies and household brand names from around the world take advantage of Instra’s unique and sophisticated Domain Management System to actively manage their online intellectual property. Instra has customers in over 160 countries.
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