DALLAS, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE:NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security, privacy and productivity, today announced that it has hired Gavin Kim to the newly created position of Chief Product Officer. Gavin will lead NQ Mobile's product, solutions and strategic partnerships, providing new opportunities for customer and business growth in the US and global markets.
Gavin joins NQ Mobile from Microsoft, where he served as the General Manager for Windows Phone Product Marketing. As General Manager, Gavin led Microsoft's product marketing and platform planning teams as well as Windows Phone application and developer ecosystem efforts.
Gavin has also held senior leadership positions with Samsung Mobile as Vice President of Content, Services and Enterprise Business, as well as with Motorola and Advanced Technology Ventures.
"As a true innovator in the mobile technology industry, Gavin's proven track record of providing high level leadership to the biggest names in mobile technology makes him the perfect addition to our growing family of talented professionals," said Omar Khan, Co-Chief Executive Officer, NQ Mobile, "With Gavin on board driving our product roadmap, strategic partnerships and customer collaboration initiatives, NQ Mobile will be able to accelerate our product innovation and leadership."
"I am delighted to join the team as Chief Product Officer," said Gavin Kim. "User privacy and mobile security are significant concerns for both businesses and consumers alike. NQ Mobile has the leadership and global distribution to be able to address these issues head on - protecting us and our loved ones by developing solutions that keep our smart device data and content secure."
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 combatting 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.