17. Ilijana Vavan, MD Europe, Kaspersky
lijana Vavan is the managing director of Kaspersky Lab Europe, based in Ingolstadt, Germany. With 25 years of technology industry experience in sales, management and technical roles, Ilijana joined Kaspersky Lab in January 2018 from Oracle to lead the European business and drive growth in consumer, digital and enterprise markets.
Vavan joined Kaspersky Lab from Oracle, where she was the senior sales director with responsibility for sales growth in Germany and Switzerland. She has also held a number of senior leadership roles at Kontron, Saba Software, Juniper Networks as well as a previous tenure at Kaspersky Lab from 2010 - 2012 when she served as MD for Western Europe.
She has also held senior roles at Microsoft, being responsible for the organisation's enterprise and partner strategy for central and eastern Europe. Vavan graduated with a Master's in Computer Science from the Technical University of Twente in the Netherlands.
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