AKHAN Semiconductor, a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronic-grade diamonds, announced today that it has appointed decorated intelligence veteran and US national security expert Don Hepburn to the Company’s Board of Directors as the Global Security and Intelligence Advisor. He will be working closely with the executive management team out of AKHAN’s global headquarters, located in Gurnee, Illinois. Mr. Hepburn joins AKHAN from his current role as President at Boanerges Solutions LLC, where he serves as an expert advisor to US and foreign companies in the area of corporate security, intelligence matters and business development.
Prior to founding Boanerges Solutions, Mr. Hepburn served for nearly three decades in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Directorate of Operations, where he achieved the rank of Senior Intelligence Service Officer. He completed his government service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he served as the Deputy Assistant Director of International Operations overseeing all Legal Attache activities world-wide. During government service with CIA, Mr. Hepburn held executive command positions in both the field and Washington D.C.
“Don’s extensive experience serving the United States as a highly trained intelligence officer and with senior law enforcement executive experience makes him an ideal partner to ensure AKHAN’s security system scales as the Company grows,” said Adam Khan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AKHAN. “In addition to maintaining a safe and secure work environment for AKHAN’s employees and visitors, Don’s expertise will also be of particular use investigating and defending the company from potential cyber threats, and hostile activities directed by state and non-state actors that may threaten the Company as it develops its ground-breaking diamond technology. We welcome Don to the Board and look forward to his leadership and expertise.”
“We are excited to have such a well-respected and insightful member of the intelligence community join our board. His expertise will be especially valuable as the Company continues to build its relations with the various parts of the US defense and high-tech research communities,” said Carl Shurboff, President and Chief Operating Officer of AKHAN.
Don earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and a master’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards and intelligence medals.
AKHAN is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors. AKHAN is headquartered in Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois. Additional information about AKHAN is available on the Company's website at http://www.akhansemi.com/.