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Bitdefender founder Florin Talpeș: Most Admired CEO in Romania

October 2016

Florin Talpeș, Bitdefender's CEO and founder, has been named Most Admired CEO by Business Magazin, Romania's most prominent business weekly.

Talpeș, who climbs one step from last year’s results, is well known in the business environment for his 20 years building Bitdefender, which protects over 500 million users in more than 150 countries, from private individuals to employees of the world’s largest corporations.

“2016’s most admired CEO is a rating strongly linked to Bitdefender’s progress in the past 15 years, becoming the best-selling Romanian product abroad,” the magazine says. “For the past six editions of the ‘100 most admired CEOs in Romania’ catalogue, Florin Talpes has been among the top 10. This year he received the highest number of votes from businesses in the private sector.”

Hundreds of CEOs and entrepreneurs voted for Talpeș in the only project in Central and Eastern Europe evaluating admiration for leaders.

Both Bitdefender BOX, the breakthrough solution that protects all a user’s connected devices, and Hypervisor Introspection (HVI), a revolutionary framework to secure virtualized environments from advanced targeted cyber-attacks, supported the company’s thought leadership positioning.

“If I look behind me, 15 years seem like a lifetime,” Bitdefender’s founder says. “When I created Bitdefender 15 years ago I could not have predicted how big it would be today - that 500 million users, from private individuals to employees of the world’s largest corporations would come to rely on Bitdefender technology for their security.”

In 2015, the local business community placed Talpeș second in the Top 100 Most Admired CEOs in Romania.