CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- -- Tom Leighton, Akamai Co-Founder, to become CEO effective January 1, 2013
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Akamai Technologies, Inc. today announced that the Akamai Board of Directors has elected company Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Dr. Tom Leighton to become CEO of Akamai effective January 1, 2013. He will succeed Paul Sagan who announced earlier this year that he intended to step down as chief executive by the end of 2013. Dr. Leighton and Mr. Sagan will remain Akamai directors, and Mr. Sagan will become a senior advisor to the company, working with Dr. Leighton on business strategy and to ensure a smooth management transition.