Mozilla Names Mobile Exec Gary Kovacs as New CEO

Mozilla Corporation, which makes the Firefox browser, has named its next CEO: Gary Kovacs. This was a planned transition — current CEO John Lilly is leaving to become a VC at Greylock Partners — but perhaps not an expected choice, given Kovacs comes from outside the Mozilla fold.

Kovacs was most recently at SAP through its acquisition of Sybase; and previously worked on mobile for Adobe, which he joined through its acquisition of Macromedia. He also founded a mobile software and services company called Zi Corporation and spent 10 years at IBM.

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