Palo Alto Networks Appoints Amit K. Singh as President
Company Reiterates Fiscal First Quarter Financial Guidance
Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, today announced that its board of directors has named Amit K. Singh as president, effective November 1, 2018. As president, Singh succeeds Mark Anderson, who will move into an advisory role until May 1, 2019, to facilitate a smooth transition of responsibilities. Singh will report to Nikesh Arora, Palo Alto Networks CEO.
Previously, Singh was the president of Google Cloud and, most recently, Google’s vice president of business and operations in emerging computing platforms, including augmented and virtual reality. He established and helped scale the Google Cloud business, leading several thousand people and growing it into a multibillion-dollar business. Prior to joining Google, Singh spent 20 years with Oracle in various product, engineering, sales and strategy roles. He helped Oracle acquire and successfully integrate PeopleSoft, Agile and Demantra, helping them accelerate their growth rate post acquisition.
“I’m pleased to welcome Amit to Palo Alto Networks,” said Nikesh Arora, CEO of Palo Alto Networks. “I have been continually impressed by Amit’s leadership and believe his experience growing cloud businesses and driving revenue at scale will help us strengthen our position as the clear leader in cybersecurity.”
Singh said, “I’m excited and honored to join Nikesh and the team at Palo Alto Networks. After extensive discussions with the leadership team and the board, I am convinced that Palo Alto Networks is best positioned to help companies protect their information. I look forward to applying my cloud experience to the challenges facing cybersecurity.”
On behalf of the Palo Alto Networks executive leadership team and board of directors, Arora said, “We thank Mark for doing a tremendous job of putting Palo Alto Networks in a strong position for continued success as we focus on the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to cybersecurity and help our customers make a seamless transition to the cloud.”
Anderson said, “I’m proud of the incredible progress we have made over the past six years to become the world’s cybersecurity leader. I’m grateful for the support of my colleagues and the talented team at Palo Alto Networks and am fully committed to ensuring a smooth transition.”