Mozilla’s New CEO is Gary Kovacs

By | October 15, 2010

garykovacsmozillaceoBack in May, 2010, John Lilly has announced about his decision to resign as CEO of the Mozilla Corporation.

Yesterday however, company has revealed its new CEO: Gary Kovacs, who is currently the senior vice president of mobile products at SAP and will be taking his role later next month, on November 8th.

According to reports, he was also a general manager of mobile at Adobe Systems.

Here’s what John Lilly had to say about Gary:

So he’s got deep background in the battlefields that will define the future of the Open Web: mobile and rich media, and he’s been involved in building great organizations several times over.

But beyond all that, it’s his personality and humanity that really made us feel like he’d be a great fit for Mozilla. He’s a great communicator and a great listener. He understands that Mozilla is a unique organization, with unusual strengths and weaknesses, and really embraces that difference. But he’s also ready and able to help us do more with what we’ve built, and deliver even more towards Mozilla’s mission of making the Web more participatory and more open.

Mobile is the future?

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  1. everybody says:

    I don’t know, for some he looks like villain to me. I wonder if he could beat Opera’s CEO ass.

    • I’d rather pay to see him fight Steve Ballmer :-) Or Steve Jobs vs. Steve Ballmer, the deatmatch.

      • Andylee says:

        mobile is the future? yes it is! the “growing” markets (I mean the fast growing ones like india, china, africa, south america are widely skipping desktop age and moving on to internet use on the mobile phone/smartphone or on the tablet pc (which I consider a mobile device)… and therefore (as this is the main potential of the internet market) the future will definitely be mobile

    • Ichann says:

      We’ll have a CEO battle Off!

      He does look like the secret villain with the fake smile to lure some Marvel character with his charm.

      I hope Gary can bring a new presence to the company and wish him the very best.

  2. geek says:

    Mobile FF sucks… It sucks like IE6. Mozilla must change everything very fast, because with lesser marketshare, they will get less money from Google. With less marketshare their influence on future Web also be minimized.
    But look at his biography. Manager of mobile at Adobe? Adobe which failed to bring Flash to mobile space for so long? There is very weak light in the end of the tunnet for Mozilla..