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René Bonvanie Chairman, Acronis

Is EVP of strategic accounts at Palo Alto Networks.

Acronis BonvanieAcronis International GmbH appointed René Bonvanie as COB.




A member of the Acronis board of directors since 2014, he is the EVP of strategic accounts at Palo Alto Networks. The new COB will work with the Acronis CEO and management team on the company’s enterprise strategy and execution.

He has more than 35 years of executive management and marketing experience in enterprise technology and had previously led marketing at Palo Alto Networks since 2009. He also serves on the boards of Collibra, Guardsquare, and Nexthink, and prior to Palo Alto Networks, held executive marketing roles at Business Objects, Veritas, and Oracle.

Acronis solves safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges with backup, security, DR, and enterprise file sync and share solutions that run in hybrid cloud environments: on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. Enhanced by AI technologies and blockchain-based data authentication, te firm protects all data, applications, and systems in all environments, giving users full control over their workloads.

In 2019 Acronis received a $147 million investment round led by Goldman Sachs. This valued the company at well over one billion dollar and enables it to expand its engineering team in Singapore, Bulgaria, and AZ, build additional data centers, and continue its growth, including through acquisitions.

Bonvanie’s expertise will help Acronis continue building its cyber protection strategy across the enterprise sector and ensure the Swiss-Singaporean company meets ambitious strategic goals that will help all customers get.

The concept of cyber protection developed by Acronis and validated by technology analysts is a key architectural element to ensure organizations are fully protected in the modern digital world. Businesses, service providers, and governments around the world are struggling to secure their massive volumes of data and feeling the strain on their systems and employees,” he said. “Acronis offers industry-leading products that provide fully scalable, easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection to meet these needs.”

The appointment of René represents another step forward for Acronis in our cyber protection strategy. In his role as COB, René will work closely with the executive team to drive the development of innovative cyber protection solutions for the enterprise sector,” said Serguei Beloussov, founder and CEO. “René’s experience with innovations at scale will help us to continue delivering easy, efficient, and secure cyber protection to customers of any size.”