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Viber names new CEO

By Jonnah Pante - on 3 Feb 2017, 12:41pm

Viber names new CEO

Viber, one of the world’s leading messaging apps has named Djamel Agaoua as their new CEO.

Djamel Agaoua, CEO of Viber

Agauoa previously served as the CEO of MobPartner, a global adtech company acquired by Cheetah Mobile in March 2015. He now joins Viber’s current leadership with the company’s COO, Michael Shmilov, in leading Viber in its efforts to accelerate development of innovative new features and growing the platform’s global user base.

 “Viber continues to play a leading role in the mobile app revolution, bringing a seamless voice calling experience to mobile and coupling it with powerful messaging and communications features,” Agaoua said. “I am beyond proud to join this team, and to help Viber in its most important mission - providing an amazing experience to our users and helping them connect with those who are important to them. I look forward to leading Viber in accelerating innovation and developing new opportunities for high growth.”

"With his entrepreneurial spirit, dynamic leadership qualities and understanding of rapidly evolving markets, I have high expectations of Djamel Agaoua as the new CEO of Viber", said Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO of Rakuten Inc. "Viber is one of the world's most popular global messaging apps and a core part of the expanding Rakuten membership ecosystem that, with Agaoua at the helm, will continue to contribute to achievement of our vision for global innovation."