George Conrades was named chairman and chief executive officer of Akamai in April 1999, bringing a broad range of business experience in the computing, Internet, telecommunications, and media industries.
Mr. Conrades became Executive Chairman of Akamai in April 2005 and became Chairman in July 2010.
Before joining Akamai, Mr. Conrades was executive vice president and president of GTE Internetworking following the firm's acquisition of BBN Corporation in 1997. At GTE, he was responsible for creating GTE Internetworking and leading GTE's rapid growth in the data and Internet business, including integrated telecommunications services.
From 1994 until GTE's acquisition of BBN, Mr. Conrades served as CEO of BBN, which became one of the industry's top-tier ISPs. BBN helped build the ARPANET, the forerunner to today's modern Internet.
Prior to BBN, Mr. Conrades was an IBM senior vice... See More
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