Executive Leadership

Eva Chen

Chief Executive Officer

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


Wael Mohamed

As President of Trend Micro, Wael is responsible for strategic direction and corporate investments. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Global Field Operations. Wael joined Trend Micro as a result of the acquisition of Third Brigade, a company he co-founded and led as President and CEO since its inception. Under his leadership, Third Brigade became a global leader in virtualization security, delivering advanced security solutions to world-class data centers. Wael has the technology expertise, entrepreneurial acumen and customer focus needed to assist in fulfilling Trend Micro’s vision.

Prior to Third Brigade, Wael was VP of Global Sales and Distribution for ZixCorp, a leading global provider of secure e-messaging services, where he built a successful field operation that propelled the company to become a market leader. He also held senior management positions with Entrust, a leading Internet Security company, where he established an extensive network of affiliate partners operating in 32 countries. Wael has also held several key management positions at IBM Global Services, including responsibility for P&L with more than $200 million in service revenues.

Wael has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dalhousie University, holds the Information System Professional of Canada designation, has completed the Queen's Graduate School of Business Executive Program and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education "Making Boards Effective". He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and forums around the world.  

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

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Simzer

As COO, 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.

Steve Quane

Executive Vice President, Network Defense and Hybrid Cloud Security

Steve Quane

Steve is responsible for the global strategy and execution of our Hybrid Cloud Security and Network Defense solutions.

Since joining Trend Micro in 2001, Steve has held a variety of roles including Chief Product Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. He also worked overseas in Taiwan and Germany, supporting Trend Micro’s success and growth in Asia Pacific and Europe.

Before joining Trend Micro, Steve held senior product management and business development roles at Intel Corporation. Steve holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy.  

Felix S. Sterling

Chief Legal Officer & EVP Global Policy and Compliance

Felix Sterling

As Trend Micro’s Chief Legal Officer, Felix supports the board of directors and works with other members of the executive team on various governance, compliance, and strategic matters and leads the team, providing legal oversight and services for the Trend Micro Group’s regional subsidiaries and operations. Felix also leads Trend Micro's global policy and compliance initiatives.

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, following his time as an associate in the litigation and technology transaction practices of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, a premier technology law firm. Felix also served as senior law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court immediately after law school.

Before law school, Felix 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 received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz with honors in the major and has also completed executive education programs at the Harvard Business School (Making Corporate Boards More Effective) and the Stanford Business School (FANFE).