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29 Mar 2006

Annie Gay named VP of Continental Europe, Middle East and Africa

Annie Gay
Annie Gay.

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has today announced the appointment of Annie Gay to the role of VP of Continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa with immediate effect.

"Since Annie became Managing Director of Sophos Sarl, she has provided strong leadership to the French team, taking them from strength to strength in the French market and driving up the profitability of the French subsidiary. In the past few years we have also gained a firm foothold in the Spanish market under her leadership," said Steve Munford, CEO of Sophos. "I am confident that Annie will continue the momentum that we are developing in markets around the world, and ensure that we have a co-ordinated strategy that allows us to build on our successes to date."

Before joining the company, Annie was General Manager for Olivetti Computers Worldwide in France, where she built the channel business and developed sales with key account customers. Prior to joining Olivetti, she was General Manager France for Information Builders, and held senior international positions in general management, finance and operations within Texas Instruments.

Annie, who holds an MBA from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris, will continue to be based in Sophos's offices in Paris, and has served as Managing Director of Sophos Sarl since October 2000.

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More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Sophos is committed to providing complete security solutions that are simple to deploy, manage, and use and that deliver the industry's lowest total cost of ownership. Sophos offers award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions backed by SophosLabs - a global network of threat intelligence centers.

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