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Breaking News: Check Point Software Separates Chair-CEO Roles Featured

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Check Point Software Separates Chair-CEO Roles

Check Point Software Technologies separated the position of Chairman and CEO and appointed Marius Nacht, 49, as Non-Executive Chairman. Nacht is one of Check Point’s founders, and has served as Vice Chairman of the Board since 2001 and as a director of Check Point since its incorporation in 1993. From 1999 through 2005, Nacht held SVP positions at Check Point. Before that he was VP of International Operations.

Co-Founder Gil Shwed, 48, stepped down from the Chairman role but will continue as CEO. Shwed is considered the inventor of the modern firewall and authored several patents, such as the company’s Stateful Inspection technology.

Date: September 11, 2015

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She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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