Executive Leadership

Corporate Executives

Eva Chen

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.

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.

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

  • Named one 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

 

Mahendra Negi

Mahendra Negi

Chief Financial Officer

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 recognised 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

Akihiko Omikawa

Executive Vice President Japan and Global Consumer Business

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

Kevin Simzer

Chief Operating Officer

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 (CMO) 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.

Carole Ann McCuaig

Carole Ann McCuaig

Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations

Carole Ann is responsible for sales operations and strategic planning, with a focus on improved revenue visibility, predictable growth, and business automation.

With a passion for data and analytics, she brings a deep understanding of every dimension of Trend Micro’s global sales organisation, and her insights play an integral role in driving the company's success in markets worldwide.

Carole Ann has over 25 years of experience in technology and sales operations. Prior to joining Trend Micro, she held various senior sales operations positions at Corel Corporation, Zix, and Entrust.

Carole Ann has a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Oscar Chang

Oscar Chang

Executive Vice President Research & Development

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.

Kevin Simzer

Leah MacMillan

Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Leah MacMillan is responsible for all aspects of global marketing strategy and operations.

Her oversight includes all functions that drive greater awareness, interest, and preference for Trend Micro and its solutions globally: corporate brand management, product marketing, analyst and media relations, web and digital marketing, as well as communications and events.

Leah’s passion for high-tech innovation and storytelling has fueled her success throughout her career. Prior to joining Trend Micro, Leah was an executive at IBM, driving the market strategy and communications for Cognos business analytics. Before that, she held senior product management and marketing positions at Entrust, a respected enterprise security company, and at Corel, a leading graphic design software company.

She has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and International Business from McGill University.

Max Cheng

Max Cheng

Executive Vice President Core Technology and CIO

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.

Claudia Wu

Claudia Wu

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Claudia is responsible for all aspects of global people strategy and operations, including company culture, organizational development, management philosophies, leadership capabilities, as well as people engagement and motivation.

Claudia’s passion for helping people succeed and her knowledge of cultural diversity and business have fueled her success and reputation throughout her career.

She holds a master’s degree in human resources from Michigan State University.

Felix Sterling

Felix S. Sterling

Chief Legal Officer & EVP Global Policy and Compliance

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 Centre.

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).

Frank Kuo

Frank Kuo

Chief Platform Officer

As Chief Platform Officer, Frank Kuo led the transformation of Trend Micro’s product portfolio into a single unified platform. His dynamic leadership style encourages teams of experts to align and boost customer growth by offering enhanced products and services.

Frank has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry and has been with Trend Micro for more than two decades. His deep insights into global enterprise IT architecture transformation and the cybersecurity space laid the foundation for numerous industry-leading enterprise projects.

Frank began his career as a product manager at Trend Micro. His contributions grew as the company continued to innovate. Previously, Frank founded a technology company and served on its board. Frank holds a master’s degree in business administration from National Taiwan University.

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Dhanya Thakkar

Dhanya Thakkar

Senior Vice President, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA)

A transformation specialist with over 20 years of experience as a business leader, focused on the next generation of enterprise security companies. Dhanya spearheads the Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at Trend Micro and is responsible for its expansion. In the last decade, he has unlocked immense potential and accelerated growth across AMEA.

Prior to his journey at Trend Micro, Dhanya had a strong track record in leadership roles at top-tier technology firms and various start-ups.

Dhanya has a proven track record in demonstrating how organisations “operationalise” their cybersecurity policies with effective tools, processes, and people.

He earned his bachelor's degree in computer science from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India and completed the Queen’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

His accolades speak volumes of his acumen to lead and harness innovation:

  • Co-inventor of three patented technologies
  • Published author and featured columnist in leading publications
  • Recognised industry thought leader and a voice to be reckoned with by trade, national, and international media in the information security, cybercrime, and technology arenas
  • Global speaker at leading conferences and forums

Company Founders

Steve Chang

Steve Chang

Chairman and Founder of Trend Micro, Inc.

Steve Chang, is the founder and Chairman at Trend Micro Inc. and was the company's original chief executive officer until the end of 2004. Trend Micro experienced tremendous growth under Chang's leadership, increasing revenues from US$10M in 1994 to US$454M by the end of 2003. Trend Micro grew to more than 2,000 employees with sales, operations, research, support, and development in over 30 countries. As chairman of the board, Chang continues to be a voice for the company to customers and industry partners.

Recognising the threat of computer viruses, Chang formed Trend Micro in California in 1988 with the mission of developing antivirus software for personal computers. As local networks proliferated and the Internet matured, the company's focus evolved to address antivirus and content security software and services.

Chang's management style and vision have resulted in innovative and timely antivirus strategies that have been recognised in industry-leading publications. He was named one of Asia's "25 Movers and Shakers" in 2001 by ZDNet Asia. Fortune Magazine has called him a "global force," and he was twice chosen for Business Week's "Stars of Asia" award, recognising fifty Asian leaders at the forefront of change. Chang was named "Innovator of the Year" in 2004 by Asia Business Leader Awards and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 8th Asian Business Leaders Awards hosted by TV business news channel CNBC in Singapore on November 26, 2009.

Prior to launching Trend Micro, Chang worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard and later founded AsiaTek, Inc., a Taiwan-based UNIX software design company. Chang holds a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and a master's degree in computer science from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.

Eva Chen

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.

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.

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

  • Named one 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

 

Jenny Chang

Jenny Chang

Chief Culture Officer (CCO) and Co-Founder

Jenny aims to cultivate and strengthen Trend Micro's core values and culture, paving the company’s critical foundation of constant change and innovation. She is recognised as a pioneer in the industry.

As a co-founder, Jenny was focused on the areas of marketing and human resources before becoming a CCO. She was behind Trend Micro Virus Buster position as Japan’s number one antivirus desktop product with over 70% market share and Trend Micro winning the top award for Taiwan Global Brand for consecutive 4 years.

Jenny graduated from National Taiwan University, where she majored in Chinese literature, and she also holds an information science degree from Lehigh University. Besides her COO role, Jenny is devoted to promoting Chinese literature. She is also a writer, producer, and radio host. Jenny has published 4 books about Trend Micro and produced a series of Peking operas and Chinese literary dramas. She also cares deeply about human psychological well-being and established a psychotherapy foundation, which offers training, workshops, and counseling.

Board of Directors

Steve Chang

Steve Chang

Chairman and Founder of Trend Micro, Inc.

Steve Chang, is the founder and Chairman at Trend Micro Inc. and was the company's original chief executive officer until the end of 2004. Trend Micro experienced tremendous growth under Chang's leadership, increasing revenues from US$10M in 1994 to US$454M by the end of 2003. Trend Micro grew to more than 2,000 employees with sales, operations, research, support, and development in over 30 countries. As chairman of the board, Chang continues to be a voice for the company to customers and industry partners.

Recognising the threat of computer viruses, Chang formed Trend Micro in California in 1988 with the mission of developing antivirus software for personal computers. As local networks proliferated and the Internet matured, the company's focus evolved to address antivirus and content security software and services.

Chang's management style and vision have resulted in innovative and timely antivirus strategies that have been recognised in industry-leading publications. He was named one of Asia's "25 Movers and Shakers" in 2001 by ZDNet Asia. Fortune Magazine has called him a "global force," and he was twice chosen for Business Week's "Stars of Asia" award, recognising fifty Asian leaders at the forefront of change. Chang was named "Innovator of the Year" in 2004 by Asia Business Leader Awards and received the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 8th Asian Business Leaders Awards hosted by TV business news channel CNBC in Singapore on November 26, 2009.

Prior to launching Trend Micro, Chang worked as an engineer at Hewlett-Packard and later founded AsiaTek, Inc., a Taiwan-based UNIX software design company. Chang holds a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan and a master's degree in computer science from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania.

Eva Chen

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.

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.

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

  • Named one 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

 

Mahendra Negi

Mahendra Negi

Chief Financial Officer

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 recognised 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

Akihiko Omikawa

Executive Vice President Japan and Global Consumer Business

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.

Dr. Ikujiro Nonaka

Dr. Ikujiro Nonaka

Board member

Dr. Ikujiro Nonaka is an independent and outside director of Trend Micro’s since March 2011.

Having proposed and popularised knowledge creation theory around the world and given numerous lectures overseas, he is considered the guru of knowledge management.

Dr. Nonaka received his B.A. in Political Science from Waseda University in 1958, and his MBA, and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968 and 1972, respectively.

He is professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University and was previously the dean of the Graduate School of Knowledge Science at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He has served as a professor with the Faculty of Management at Nanzan University, the Faculty of Social Science at National Defence Academy, and as a professor and director at the Institute of Business Research at Hitotsubashi University.

In November 2013, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Thinkers50 in recognition of his long–term impact on the way people think about and practice management. Dr. Nonaka was also elected as a member of the Japan Academy in January 2016.

Tetsuo Koga

Tetsuo Koga

Board member

Mr. Tetsuo Koga is an independent and outside director of Trend Micro’s since March 2017.

He has served as the senior executive vice president and representative director of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation and is currently on the board of directors of several companies.

Significant concurrent positions at other companies:
Outside Director of HITO-Communications, Inc.
Outside Director of Asahi Net, Inc.