NetQin Mobile, a global provider of consumer-centric
mobile security and productivity applications, announced the appointment of
Omar Khan to the position of company co-chief executive officer.
Khan was formerly the chief product and technology
officer of Samsung Mobile and most recently served as the managing director and
Global Head of the Mobile Center of Excellence for Citigroup.
NetQin also launched its new NQ Mobile brand to focus on
international business, and announced plans to change the company’s corporate
name from NetQin Mobile to NQ Mobile.
Khan joins NetQin as Co-CEO and will direct the company
alongside current chairman and chief executive officer Henry Lin.
Khan will focus on the global expansion of NetQin into
markets such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Korea and India.
Lin will continue to focus on NetQin’s current core
markets such as China and Taiwan among other developing countries. The Co-CEO
structure aims to accelerate NetQin’s global expansion and will ensure that the
Company has the greatest opportunity to meet the diverse priorities of
“Mobile security is a global issue, as mobile
viruses and malware have no borders, and we see growing demand for our security
solutions in the Americas and beyond. As we continue our rapid global expansion
we will benefit from Omar’s proven ability to successfully bring products and
solutions to consumers worldwide,” said Lin.
“Smartphone growth has tripled that of PCs over the
past two years and malware threats are rising at astronomical rates all over
the world. It has never been more important for consumers to protect their
privacy and their data. NetQin is already recognized by many as offering the
best technology solutions for mobile security,” said Khan.
At Citigroup, Khan led the company’s mobile development
and delivery efforts globally. During his previous tenure at Samsung, Khan was
responsible for Samsung Mobile’s strategy, product, technology, content and
Prior to joining Samsung, Khan spent eight years at
Motorola, where his last role was vice president, Global Supply Chain and
Business Operations for the Mobile Devices Business.
The name change to NQ Mobile reinforces the Company’s global
objectives and will further strengthen its international identity. The company
will continue to use its “NetQin” brand inside China, where the brand
already enjoys significant customer recognition after more than six years of
brand building in the Chinese market.
By Telecomlead.com Team