Kaspersky Lab announced today it will open a new office in central London in October 2013, which will serve as a European hub for employees and customers. The move is designed to put Kaspersky Lab at the heart of the UK’s business capital and aid growth and development for the business, in the UK and across Europe.
The new office, close to Paddington Station in Central London, will provide space for more than 100 Kaspersky Lab UK employees, as well as UK-based European and global functions. “UK growth and increased presence is a key focus for the business. The move to make the UK operation more prominent is testament to the importance the company places on the UK and European markets,” said Alexander Moiseev, Managing Director of Kaspersky Lab Europe.
Key changes to the UK and European management structure will further reinforce growth across the region. UK managing director, Malcolm Tuck, will move to a new European role as Director of Strategic Alliances, helping build trusted partnerships with systems integrators, outsourcers and other large Pan European partners, reporting to European managing director, Alexander Moiseev.
Kirill Slavin will join the UK team as managing director starting 2nd September. Prior to joining Kaspersky Lab, Kirill held several senior global positions in large organisations including PepsiCo Inc., Deloitte & Touche, and Rinaco Plus.
Moiseev continued: "Kirill brings to the company over twenty years of experience in strategy, finance and operations from globally renowned organisations, and I am confident he will be able translate these into further success for the UK business. A flagship office in the thick of the business centre of London, together with these new appointments, will bring us closer to our customers, and our goals."
The scheduled date for the opening of the office is mid-October 2013 when the company will start to gradually move from its current premises to maintain business continuity. It is planned that the UK sales and marketing teams will be the first to move, followed by other teams and functions over the next two years.
“Over the course of the two-year relocation period, we will fully support our employees through the adjustment and are confident that at the same time, current business will remain unaffected,” said Moiseev. “We are confident that having UK, European and global functions in one dynamic new office will aid synergy and integration across the business, resulting in an all-round better customer experience.”
About Kaspersky Lab
Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 15-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. Learn more at www.kaspersky.com.
* The company was rated fourth in the IDC rating Worldwide Endpoint Security Revenue by Vendor, 2011. The rating was published in the IDC report "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares (IDC #235930, July 2012). The report ranked software vendors according to earnings from sales of endpoint security solutions in 2011.