DALLAS, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security, privacy and productivity, today announced that it has made two senior additions to the NQ Mobile family. The hires include Conrad Edwards, to the newly created position of Chief Experience Officer and GM, International Marketing, and Victoria Repice, to the position of Senior Director of Product Management.
As Chief Experience Officer for NQ Mobile, Conrad will be responsible for driving user experience, leading international marketing initiatives, and directing next-generation product innovation and development. Conrad joins the NQ Mobile team from Samsung Mobile, where he served as a senior executive charged with building and leading a team focused on next-generation design and technology experiences. Prior to Samsung, Conrad led the Experience Engineering and Interactive Media organizations at Motorola Mobility.
As Senior Director of Product Management, Victoria will provide key product marketing leadership; developing consumer-centric programs that encourage mobile users to adopt NQ Mobile's best-in-class security and privacy solutions. Victoria joins NQ Mobile from Samsung Mobile, where she served as an executive in charge of Product Marketing & Operations for Content & Services. At Samsung Mobile, Victoria was responsible for product management and operations of consumer applications and services for millions of Samsung smartphone users in the US. Prior to joining Samsung, Victoria served as Senior Director of Product Management at Barnes & Noble, where she was a key contributor in building up the NOOK ecosystem and bringing award-winning products such as NOOK and NOOKColor to market.
"Over the past year, NQ Mobile has seen incredible partnership and growth opportunities emerge in the US Market," said Omar Khan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NQ Mobile. "In order to build upon our award winning security and privacy offerings, NQ Mobile has tapped the best talent and leadership in the mobile industry. With the addition of Conrad and Victoria, we have greatly increased our capabilities in product innovation and management."
"I'm very excited to be joining such a strong organization at such an early and critical point in the mobile security industry," said Conrad Edwards. "NQ Mobile is the only mobile security developer focused on creating user centric solutions; enabling everyday users to feel safe and comfortable on their mobile device."
"Privacy and security are two of the biggest concerns among mobile users, and yet they do not often get the attention they deserve," said Victoria Repice. "NQ Mobile is the only developer with the leadership and global distribution to be able to address these issues head on, providing real-world solutions for families, businesses, and mobile users around the world."
About NQ Mobile NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security, privacy and productivity. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with nearly 147 million user accounts in over 100 countries. NQ Mobile's proprietary, cloud-based security solution has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile threats. NQ Mobile was bestowed the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum for its technology leadership and innovation in mobile security. To facilitate global expansion, NQ Mobile headquarters are co-located in Beijing, China and Dallas, TX, USA. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit www.nq.com.
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