Executive Leadership

Eva Chen

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Eva Chen

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.

Wael Mohamed

President and Chief Operating Officer

Wael Mohamed

As President, COO and a member of the board of directors, Wael Mohamed is responsible for the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of Trend Micro. Previously, he served as the company’s Chief Strategist and Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations. Wael has a proven track record of visionary growth and leadership in the IT security industry spanning over 20 years. He 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 Entrust.net.

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

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

Executive Vice President Japan and Global Consumer Business

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

Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing

Kevin Simzer

Kevin 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 security pioneer Entrust (now Entrust-Datacard) where he was part of the founding team.

Before starting Entrust, Kevin began 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 with Entrust, the Queen’s University High Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory, and has 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.

Oscar Chang

Executive Vice President Research & Development

Oscar Chang

As EVP of Research & Development for Trend Micro, Oscar Chang is responsible for leading more than 1000 engineers to ensure Trend Micro’s continued success as a security 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

Executive Vice President Core Technology and CIO

Max Cheng

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.