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DigiCert appoints Amit Sinha as Chief Executive Officer


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DigiCert, Inc. has named Amit Sinha as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the DigiCert Board of Directors. Sinha joins DigiCert from Zscaler, Inc. where he served as President and member of the Board of Directors. During his 12-year tenure, Zscaler grew from a startup to a NASDAQ-100 company and established itself in enterprise security. DigiCert is backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., Crosspoint Capital Partners and TA Associates.

“I’m honoured and grateful for the opportunity to lead the DigiCert team,” said Amit Sinha. “Digital trust is the cornerstone of our connected world and DigiCert has built a foundation with global enterprises by delivering comprehensive security solutions. As we look ahead, the Company is positioned to accelerate its leadership in digital trust for connected device and user authentication, secure software, documents, digital content and data integrity.”

“Amit has a track record of delivering technology innovation, operational excellence and customer value,” said Behdad Eghbali, Co-Founder and Managing Partner and Prashant Mehrotra, Partner and Managing Director, of Clearlake. “We look forward to partnering with Amit and the DigiCert leadership team, as the Company embarks on its next phase of accelerated growth and expansion.”

Mr. Sinha brings over 20 years of technology, strategy and operational experience from leading category-creating businesses at Zscaler, Motorola, AirDefense and Engim. He has a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the President of India Gold Medal. Sinha has authored over 25 journal/conference papers, contributed to three books and is the inventor of 39 US patents, granted or pending.

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