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Eva Chen, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Since its inception in 1988, Eva Chen has spearheaded Trend Micro’s emergence as one of the    world’s most innovative Internet content security companies.

Before becoming CEO, Eva served as executive vice president from 1988-1996 and CTO from 1996-2004. Under her direction, Trend Micro has produced a chronology of industry firsts, from unique products to security management approaches. As a result of her innovative leadership, she was appointed CEO in late 2004.

Of her many accolades and accomplishments, a few of the most prominent:

  • Named on of the Top 10 High-flying Women in Technology by V3 Magazine, 2012
  • Named one of Forbes Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen, 2012
  • Received Cloud Security Alliance Industry Leadership Award, 2012
  • Named one of the top 100 most influential executives in the industry by CRN, 2009
  • Named one of the 50 most powerful people in networking, Network World, 2004
  • Named one of the top five "Women of Vision," Information Security, 2003
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Secure Computing, 2001

Eva holds a master's degree in business administration as well as a master's degree in management information systems from the University of Texas. She earned a degree in philosophy from Chen Chi University in Taipei.

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Steve Chang, Chairman and Founder

In 1988, Steve Chang founded Trend Micro to develop antivirus software. He served as CEO until 2004 and currently serves as chairman of the board.

Under his leadership, Trend Micro grew to over 2000 employees with operations in more than 30 countries. From 1994 to 2003, revenues increased from US$10M to US$454.

Steve has been recognized by numerous organizations:

  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Asia Business Leader Awards, 2009
  • Named "Innovator of the Year," Asia Business Leader Awards, 2004
  • Named one of Asia's "25 Movers and Shakers," ZDNet Asia, 2001
  • Called a “global force” by Fortune Magazine
  • Twice chosen for Business Week's "Stars of Asia" award

Prior to launching Trend Micro, Steve worked at Hewlett-Packard as an engineer and then founded AsiaTek, Inc., a Taiwan-based UNIX software design company.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Fu-Jen Catholic University and a master's degree in computer science from Lehigh University.

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Jenny Chang, Chief Culture Officer and Co-founder

Jenny Chang co-founded Trend Micro with her husband, Steve Chang, in 1988. In her role as chief culture officer, she is in charge of promoting and maintaining Trend Micro’s core values and open-minded transnational culture.

In 2008, Jenny launched the Trend Micro Global Citizen Programs, a series of projects for Trend Micro employees that encourage social responsibility:

  • Matching fund donation program
  • Home building projects in the Philippines
  • Internet Safety for Kids and Family initiative

In 1988, Jenny became Trend Micro's first U.S. marketing director. She oversaw the campaigns that made Virus Buster (PC-cillin) Japan's number one antivirus desktop product, capturing more than 70 percent of the desktop antivirus market

Prior to founding Trend Micro, Jenny worked in marketing at Hewlett-Packard Taiwan, was chief editor of Common Wealth Publishing, and was the marketing director of AsiaTek Computer.

Jenny graduated from National Taiwan University and Lehigh University where she majored in information science.

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Mitchel Chang

SVP of Global Technical Support

Mitchel Chang

As senior vice president of global technical support and site executive at TrendLabs in the Philippines, Mitchel Chang oversees Trend Micro’s technical support across the globe.

Mitchel has led Trend Micro’s technical support teams to international recognition, winning awards such as the Service and Support Professionals Association (SSPA) Star Award.

Prior to Trend Micro, Mitchel was the vice president of worldwide technical support and services at Resilience Corporation. He also held management positions at RSA Security, Cadence Design Systems, and Texas Instruments.

Mitchel holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Oscar Chang

Chief Development Officer/ Executive Vice President of Greater China Sales


As chief development officer of global research and development and executive vice president of greater china sales for Trend Micro, Oscar Chang is responsible for leading more than 1000 engineers to ensure Trend Micro’s continued success as a research and development leader.

Since joining Trend Micro in 1993, Oscar established the R&D team in Japan and spearheaded the development of numerous flagship products, including PC-cillin.

Previously, Oscar worked at Diamond Ware Corporation. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and information engineering from the National Taiwan University.

Max Cheng

CIO and Chief Core Technology Officer


As CIO and Chief Core Technology Officer, Max Cheng is responsible for overseeing Information Services and Security.

Max has held several executive positions at Trend Micro. He managed TrendLabsSM, Trend Micro’s global research and support headquarters based in Manila. Under his leadership, TrendLabs became one of the world’s leading antivirus research and product support services. He has also served as head of the global sales engineering, antivirus research and global technical support groups, and general manager of the enterprise business unit.

Max holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Raimund Genes

Chief Technology Officer

Raimund Genes

Raimund Genes brings more than 30 years of computer and network security experience to his position of Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro. In this role, Mr. Genes is responsible for introducing new methods to detect and eradicate threats and to predict movements in the digital underground with his team of threat researchers. He is responsible for a team of developers and researchers around the globe who research and develop new core technology components to protect customers against digital threats under the Smart Protection Network umbrella. His current focus is on how to protect and manage mobile devices and mobile backend infrastructures. Many of the research and development activities of his team look at how to move from traditional protection approaches to new methods protecting complex customer environments. The diversity of devices and the change in how these devices are used makes a new approach to content security necessary.

Raimund has held several executive management positions within Trend Micro including General Manager for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business, President of European Operations; European Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Managing Director.

Raimund worked in the German air force for 12 years in radar guidance and aircraft tracking and holds a master of science in radar guidance from the German Air Force Academy and holds a master of science in radar guidance from the German Air Force Academy. He is also a Certified Network Engineer.

He is a well known security expert and frequent speaker at conferences, where he shares his passion for IT security with the audience. He is the author of many articles on content security and publishes the video blog

Wael Mohamed

Chief Operating Officer

Wael Mohamed

As Chief Operating Officer and member of the board of directors, Wael is responsible for global oversight of strategic alliances, business strategy and field operations for Trend Micro. Wael joined Trend Micro in 2009 as a result of the acquisition of Third Brigade, a company he co-founded and for which he served as President and CEO. Prior to Third Brigade, Wael was VP of Global Sales and Distribution for ZixCorp. He also held senior management positions with Entrust, a leading Internet Security company, including VP of Global Service Solutions and VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for

Wael has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dalhousie University, holds the Information System Professional of Canada designation and has completed the Queen's Graduate School of Business Executive Program.


Mahendra Negi

Chief Financial Officer

Mahendra Negi

As CFO and member of the board of directors, Mahendra Negi is responsible for global technical support, IT, finance and legal functions.

Mahendra has been recognized by leading business publications including:

  • Ranked No. 1 Internet Analyst in Japan by Institutional Investor magazine
  • Ranked No. 2 Software Analyst by both Institutional Investor and the Nikkei Shimbun, Japan's top business newspaper

Prior to joining Trend Micro in May 2000, Mahendra worked at Merrill Lynch, specializing in Japan's Internet and software industries.

He holds a master's degree in physics from Nagpur University in India and a master's degree in management from the London Business School.

Akihiko Omikawa

General Manager of Japan Region and Consumer Business Unit

Akihiko Omikawa

As executive vice president and general manager, Japan, Akihiko Omikawa, is responsible for driving and growing consumer broadband and carrier/ISP markets and developing integrated solutions for corporate, government, and educational markets.

Akihiko began his career as a sales manager at Japan Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard). In 1992, he joined Microsoft, Japan, where he held a number of leadership positions including director of sales, director of enterprise business operations, general business managing director, and executive board member. He joined Trend Micro in February 2003.

Akihiko graduated from Japan's Nihon University, College of Commerce, in 1982, from the department of business administration.

Kevin Simzer

EVP, Sales, Marketing & Business Development


As the executive responsible for Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Kevin’s team is responsible for all field operations including global sales, marketing, business development, strategic alliances and corporate development.

Kevin has held a variety of roles since joining Trend Micro including CMO, Global Alliances and Corporate Development & Strategy. Prior to joining Trend Micro, Kevin held a number of executive positions including COO, General Manager, Chief Marketing Officer and VP Engineering for privately held security pioneer Entrust where he was part of the founding team. Before starting Entrust, Kevin started his career working in several product development positions while at Nortel in engineering developing next generation networking technology.

Kevin has held a number of board positions including Entrust, the Queen’s University High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory, and also served on the board of Certes Networks an innovative cloud network security specialist.

Kevin completed his undergrad in computer engineering and earned a master's degree in business administration from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Felix Sterling

SVP and General Counsel, Global Legal Team

Felix Sterling

As the leader of Trend Micro’s global legal department, Felix leads a team with legal oversight responsibility for corporate governance, compliance, product development, channels, sales, human resources, business operations, and all other legal matters for Trend Micro and its global subsidiaries. Felix also leads Trend Micro's Global Policy Council, serves as the North America Site Executive, and drives various cross-functional initiatives to optimize business processes and support the SaaS business model.

Prior to joining Trend Micro, Felix was a vice president and AGC at VeriSign. He had previously been a member of the Yahoo! legal team, after starting his legal career in the litigation and technology transaction groups of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a premier technology law firm. Before law school, he studied cognitive science and human factors engineering in graduate school and worked in the Flight Human Factors Division at the NASA-Ames Research Center.

Felix holds a juris doctor degree from the University of California at Davis, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the King Hall Advocate and the Western U.S. A.B.A. moot court champion. He also holds a bachelor’s degree (with honors) from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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