Eugene Kaspersky won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business’ award at the 2011 CEO Middle East Awards

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Published December 18th, 2011 - 08:57 GMT

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced today that its Founder and CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, was honored to received the award of “Outstanding Contribution to Business” of the CEO Middle East awards, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the Armani Hotel, on September 20th.

In the past five years, CEO Middle East, an ITP Publishing House publication, has become the leading voice of business leaders. From Sir Richard Branson to Donald Trump, and from Mohammed Alabbar to Prince Alwaleed, CEOs from across the world have chosen the publication for exclusive interviews.

The CEO Awards recognize and reward outstanding success, innovation and ethics across Middle Eastern Business. The awards honor CEO’s through the appreciation of innovative business, business excellence and overall business success, plus acknowledge publicly the vital contribution made by individuals and their companies to the vibrancy of business across the region.

Kaspersky who flew from Moscow especially to attend this event, made the opening speech at the event, on his war against cybercrime. The judges said the award recognized the businessman has he “done more than almost anyone on the planet” in the battle for online security.

“I am thrilled to have received this award, especially in the Middle East region, and honored to have the extensive work and determination of the team, here and around the globe, being recognized. I dedicate this award to each and every person working in Kaspersky Lab, it is a team’s win” said Eugene Kaspersky, Founder and CEO of Kaspersky Lab.

Commenting on this win, Walid Akkawi, CEO, ITP Publishing said, “There are few success stories in recent years as great as Eugene Kaspersky. Both as a company and individual, he has led the field in the battle against Cyber Crime, and in the process created a world class company. Our judges took no time at all in coming to the conclusion that Eugene thoroughly deserves this prestigious award.”

Background Information


Kaspersky is a global cybersecurity company founded in 1997. Kaspersky’s deep threat intelligence and security expertise is constantly transforming into innovative security solutions and services to protect businesses, critical infrastructure, governments and consumers around the globe. The company’s comprehensive security portfolio includes leading endpoint protection and a number of specialized security solutions and services to fight sophisticated and evolving digital threats. Over 400 million users are protected by Kaspersky technologies and we help 250,000 corporate clients protect what matters most to them. Learn more at

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