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Akamai Appoints Dr. Robert Blumofe to Lead Enterprise & Carrier Division

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. AKAM, +3.27% the global leader in Content Delivery Network services, today announced that Akamai executive Dr. Robert Blumofe has been appointed General Manager of the Company's Enterprise & Carrier Division. Dr. Blumofe will also continue to serve as Executive Vice President of the Akamai Platform organization.

Akamai's Enterprise & Carrier Division is responsible for the creation and sale of products and services to help carriers operate a high-performing and cost-efficient network, and for major enterprises to improve the performance, cost, security and efficiency of their networks and applications for the increasingly mobile employee.

Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Tom Leighton, Akamai's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are very fortunate to have such a proven and experienced leader as Bobby Blumofe. Bobby joins Rick McConnell and Bill Wheaton as general managers of our three divisions. Their contributions will be invaluable as we work to grow our traditional businesses, innovate rapidly in new areas, and strive to capitalize on emerging opportunities."

"There is...