AMSTERDAM, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies, a leading provider of Internet security software, today announced that Mr. Colin Tenwick has been appointed to its Supervisory Board, effective October 14, 2011. Mr. Tenwick is currently Chief Executive Officer at Livebookings, Europe's leading online booking, reservations, and digital marketing company for the restaurant industry. Prior to Livebookings, Mr. Tenwick served as the Non-Executive Director at auFeminin.com, a women-focused web portal that is one of the most popular websites in France, and as Chief Executive Officer of StepStone ASA, one of the world's foremost Human Capital Management companies.
Dale Fuller, Chairman of AVG's Supervisory Board, said, "We are delighted to welcome Colin to AVG. Colin has extensive technology experience and a strong track record in fostering growth at consumer-facing online businesses. His proven leadership in expanding businesses across international markets will be a tremendous asset to AVG in his role as a director, and we look forward to Colin adding his perspectives and expertise to our Board."
Colin Tenwick commented, "I look forward to working with the entire AVG Technologies Supervisory Board and senior executives in continuing to realize the company's potential. AVG's leadership position, experienced executives and innovative products give the company a strong foundation for future growth and continued success."
Mr. Tenwick has extensive experience in senior management at international companies. Prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer of StepStone ASA, where he oversaw over $150 million in growth and a successful acquisition by Axel Springer, and later HG Capital, he was Vice President and General Manager Europe at Red Hat, Inc from 1999-2001. During his tenure, Colin founded Red Hat's European operations and expanded manufacturing and customer service globally. Prior to that, he had management roles at Sybase and Ingres Corp.
A Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies from the University of Brighton, Mr. Tenwick has received many awards including Technology CEO of the year for a public company at the UK Technology and Growth Awards and, under his tenure, StepStone ASA was shortlisted for the European Business of the year in 2008.
About AVG Technologies
AVG is a global security software maker protecting over 100 million active users in 170 countries from the ever-growing incidence of Web threats, viruses, spam, cyber-scams and hackers on the Internet. AVG has nearly two decades of experience in combating cybercrime and advanced laboratories for detecting, pre-empting and combating Web-borne threats from around the world. AVG has a strong reseller network consisting of resellers, partners and distributors globally including CNET, Ingram Micro, and Wal-Mart.
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