ESET Appoints Ralf Tegethoff as the New Director of Consumer Sales EMEA

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ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, announces that Ralf Tegethoff is joining its fast-growing global sales and marketing team as the Director of Consumer Sales for the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ralf brings to ESET more than a decade of management experience in building-up companies especially in the B2C segment in EMEA.

ESET Director of Consumer Sales EMEA, Ralf Tegethoff
Prior to joining ESET Ralf worked for the AV vendor Kaspersky Labs for almost seven years, developing retail and online consumer markets in Europe. He was also actively participating in the strategic business planning for Kaspersky Labs worldwide. But Ralf’s business career reaches well into the 90’s, with managerial positions in a variety of technology companies.

“I am proud to welcome Ralf on board of our talented EMEA and global sales & marketing team. His experience, expertise and character make him the perfect pick for our company and I am sure his presence will help us to maximize the outcome of our activities in the consumer markets within EMEA region,“
says Ignacio Sbampato, ESET Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

“I am happy to be joining a technology company with such an outstanding reputation as ESET. I am looking forward to working with the team to achieve even greater successes in the business of protecting people,” says the new ESET Director of Consumer Sales EMEA, Ralf Tegethoff.
“I hope I will spare some time to play tennis or watch football with my new colleagues as well – sports that I love so much,” adds Ralf on a lighter note.

Ralf Tegethoff is the second high-profile AV-industry professional to join ESET in the past few months. In February, Righard Zwienenberg – former Chief Research Officer at Norman – joined the company as a Senior Research Fellow.

About ESET

ESET, the pioneer of proactive protection and the maker of the award-winning NOD32 technology which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012, is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET has been selected as one of the most innovative companies in Europe for the 2011 HSBC European Business Awards and holds number of accolades from AV-Comparatives, AV Test and other organizations. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security (solution for Mac) are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world. The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution centers in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore; with offices in Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Prague (Czech Republic). ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Prague, Košice (Slovakia), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network for 180 countries.