These amounts are included in the Group's 2017 baseline figures. We intend to use net proceeds for working capital and other general corporate purposes. Additionally, the content on this site does not represent the views of Market Exclusive and is solely a representation of the authors who publish them. Prior to Apax, he worked at Monitor Company. Prior to joining Avast, Mr. We provide full malware protection in our free product, as well as additional advanced security functions in our premium paid product, such as antispam and enhanced safeguards for online commerce and banking activities. Steckler had 20 years of experience in software development, systems analysis and engineering, and business development.
Scalable, cloud infrastructure Avast has created a scalable cloud-based security infrastructure that sees everything that happens on the internet. Our competitors in the security software industry, with whom we compete with respect to both free and premium paid products, also include traditional security software providers, such as Symantec, McAfee recently acquired by Intel , Trend Micro and Kaspersky Lab. Our large and highly diversified user community is one of our most valuable assets. He joined Summit in 1996 and founded the firm's London office, which he managed until 2016. Schwarz has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2011 and the Chairman since 2014. Turner was our Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for our Consumer business. We believe that the key competitive factors in the market include: size of user base;.
Industry analysts estimate that approximately one quarter of users switch to a new computer each year, and the majority of computers run Windows operating systems. To step down from the Board upon listing on the London Stock Exchange. Barton began his career in 2002 with Thomson Reuters. Holden was Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at Google, Inc. Group Adjusted Revenue increased 8. Currency quotes are updated in real-time.
Avast plc is a United Kingdom-based company that provides security software. Belinda Richards Independent Non-Executive Director Belinda Richards joined the Avast Board in June 2018. Maggie Chan Jones is a widely recognized industry thought leader in marketing and technology. Our Foundation is a manifestation of those values and is dedicated to creating programs that support the elderly, those living with physical and mental disabilities, and the terminally ill, as well as furthering education on human rights. Gunst started his career in audit, finance and controlling. Definitions and details are provided below.
From 2000 to 2012, he was General Counsel of RightNow Technologies, Inc. You further understand that none of the information providers or their affiliates will advise you personally concerning the nature, potential, advisability, value or suitability of any particular stock, share, security, portfolio of securities, transaction, investment strategy, or other matter. Data policy - All information should be used for indicative purposes only. Minick-Scokalo who are both seasoned executives with backgrounds complementary to our current Board members. Avast is committed to dedicating a portion of our profits to the Avast Foundation every year. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Prior to co-founding Avast, Mr.
Prior to joining Google, he worked for twenty years in consumer software services, technology strategy, corporate and business development, investment banking, and law. Underlying market dynamics remain supportive of Avast's strategy and growth outlook. I am very pleased to announce Ondrej as his successor, following a review of potential candidates both internally and externally. On May 30, 2012, we converted into a Dutch public company with limited liability naamloze vennootschap and changed our name to Avast Software N. The business delivered a strong financial performance in line with expectations. Alongside continued good growth in traditional markets, we achieved strong momentum in new target countries through our localisation strategy. With these appointments, we are continuing on the path of substantially improving the diversity of our board.
In 2018 we continued to invest in the breadth and quality of our offerings. Our success has been driven by our community-focused and online-based freemium business model, through which we provide our users with a high-quality security product for free. Avast acquires Piriform, bringing our total active users to over 435 million. He has worked with Marconi, Apple, and Symantec in a range of post-sales, marketing, and general management roles. Ulf Claesson Independent Non-Executive Director Ulf Claesson joined the Board of Avast in October 2012. Kučera holds a Doctorate of Natural Sciences degree in experimental physics from Charles University in Prague.
Maggie Chan Jones and Ms. We are grateful for his contribution and commitment to ensure a smooth leadership transition. As Chief of Staff and Company Secretary, he is responsible for the Legal, Human Resources, Information Technology and Security Departments, and for supporting our Board of Directors. International stock quotes are delayed as per exchange requirements. Since joining Avast, Kevin has significantly streamlined the operations within Avast Business.
I am interested in Avast because of its long heritage of being a bold leader with its continued commitment to cutting edge technology, building a trusted brand and better serving consumers in this area of concern, for mutual benefit. The presentation will also be accessible via a conference call and live webcast. We believe that the easy-to-use nature, high quality and performance of our free product have been key factors in the growth and loyalty of our user community. Before investing in any security you should do your own due diligence and consult with a registered broker or financial advisor. Scheers holds a degree in Applied Economics from University of Antwerp, Belgium. You should independently check data before making any investment decision.
As an Asian-American woman, Ms. Schwarz has served as a director at Synopsys Corporation since 2007, and at Teradata Corporation since 2010. News and fundamental data provided by Digital Look. Further, it owns and operates FileHippo, a download Website that offers computer software. Baudiš wrote the original software program from which our current portfolio of security solutions has developed. Selden has served on the Board of Advisors for Santa Clara University Graduate School of Business.