Former President and CEO, Symantec
Enrique Salem is the former president and chief executive officer of Symantec, a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Salem is also a member of Symantec’s board of directors.
Throughout his 16-year tenure at Symantec Salem held a variety of senior management roles, giving him broad experience across Symantec’s products and operations. Most recently he served as chief operating officer, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to that, he served as group president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing where he managed global sales and partner programs, marketing, communications and branding.
Before joining Symantec, Salem was president and CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company that was successfully acquired by Symantec in 2004. From 2001 to 2002, he served as senior vice president of products and technology at Oblix Inc., where he spearheaded corporate strategy and development by leading the company's engineering, product management, and technology groups. Prior to Oblix Inc., Salem was vice president of technology and operations at Ask Jeeves Inc. responsible for the engineering group and the company's entire IT operation. Salem joined Symantec in 1990 through the Peter Norton Computing acquisition and held a number of leadership positions, including vice president of security products and the company’s first chief technology officer.
Earlier in his career, Salem was a vice president at Security Pacific Merchant Bank, where he led projects for the development of real-time trading systems.
In 2010, Salem received the Estrella Award by the Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) which recognizes individuals for their vast achievements in the IT industry and in the community He was also named 2007 Corporate Executive of the Year by Hispanic Net as well as 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young. Salem currently serves on the board of directors of Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP).
Salem received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.