Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs Steps Down, Mozilla Announce Changes of Staff and Promotions

After working for two years with Mozilla, the most popular internet browser and open source software company, CEO Gary Kovacs will step down from its position.

The Mountain View-software company is a non-profit firm but has a for-profit arm said in a blog post that Gary Kovacs steps down but will stay on the board.

Mr. Kovacs started working with Mozilla in October 2010, succeeding and continuing the efforts of the former CEO John Lilly, who also stepped down from its position to join the Greylock Partners. Gary Kovacs already had a good background with mobile platforms before becoming the CEO.  He was also an executive in Adobe and Sybase.

With his knowledge in the mobile platform, he helped Mozilla toward mobile operating system and headed the company with several commercial partnerships such as Samsung and other companies.

Also in the blog post, aside from Gary Kovacs’s step down, they also stated some changes in the staff such as Mitchell Baker becoming the Executive Chair, Jay Sullivan becoming the COO, Li Gong, the president of Asia operations, becoming the SVP of mobile devices, and Harvey Anderson becoming the SVP of legal affairs.

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