Citrix has announced that former Microsoft executive Kirill Tatarinov (pictured) is the firm’s new CEO, replacing interim CEO Robert Calderoni who will become executive chairman. Tatarinov will also join the Citrix board.
Citrix appoints new President & CEO, Kirill Tatarinov, a tech leader and Microsoft veteran: https://t.co/kjREbo12Y7
— Citrix (@citrix) January 20, 2016
Tatarinov worked at Microsoft for some 13 years, rising to the role of executive vice president for the Microsoft Business Solutions Division. Prior to this he was chief technology officer at BMC.
Tatarinov left Microsoft last summer during an executive reshuffle initiated by Satya Nadella during which Stephen Elop also left.
His extensive experience in providing business-oriented systems was key to choosing him to head up Citrix, as Calderoni explained.
“Following a thorough review of candidates, the board determined that Kirill’s strong product management background and extensive technology leadership experience make him the right person to oversee Citrix’s innovation and growth strategy,” he said.
Tatarinov added that he is excited to lead Citrix forward and aims to grow the company as more businesses look to become digital and enable staff to work from any location.
“Across every industry and region, the secure delivery of apps and data is a strategic imperative for organisations of all sizes,” he said.
“I look forward to working alongside Citrix’s leaders, talented employees and dedicated partners around the world to push the boundaries of innovation and create greater value together.”
He also celebrated the news on Twitter.”
I am really excited to join @citrix! Thanks everyone for your warm welcome wishes!
— Kirill Tatarinov (@KirillTatarinov) January 21, 2016