Conax, part of the Kudelski Group and a leading provider of complete video content and service protection for pay-TV operators and OTT service providers, announced strategic enhancements to its senior management. Bringing over 20 years of experience, EVP Principal Architect, Tor Helge Kristiansen will hold a highly complementary function encompassing both a key advisory role for championing strategic planning, and a trigger for executing on strategy with long term global trends in mind. Kristiansen will also play a central role in sparking and driving technology collaboration initiatives with other Kudelski Group entities. Tom Jahr takes responsibility for Conax Marketing in his new role as EVP Products & Marketing meant to bring market requirements closer to products and solutions development and foster compelling new go-to-market strategies.
In an additional strategic move, the content security and DRM provider has elevated its senior regional heads to further cultivate the company’s global commercial business, namely; Thomas Blichfeldt, Sr. VP EMEA Sales Rohit Mehra, Sr. VP Americas, and Are Mathisen, Sr. VP APAC Sales. While earlier this year, Conax also introduced an EVP Services role to head its newly established Services Division. Erik Abrahamsen is named Acting EVP Services.
-“I am very excited about the top-level enhancements we’ve made; positioning the Conax organization for executing on the next phases of our long-term strategy, confirmed Morten Solbakken, President and CEO, Conax.
-“Serving a highly dynamic industry, our goal is to continually tap and evolve our organizational resources to best leverage the expertise, products and solutions we provide to our customers - through a dynamic, agile organization. Further energizing our executive line-up with increased focus on stronger regional roles, long-term trends and re-aligning marketing closer to our products division are a natural effect of continuously cultivating the Conax organization to best serve our global network of customers and partners,” states Solbakken.