– CZECH REPUBLIC, Prague –  Avast plc (LON:AVST) today announced the appointment of Ms. Maggie Chan Jones and Ms. Tamara Minick-Scokalo as independent Non-Executive Directors, with effect from 13 March 2019.

John Schwarz, the independent Chairman of Avast, said, “We are delighted to welcome Ms. Chan Jones and Ms. Minick-Scokalo who are both seasoned executives with backgrounds complementary to our current Board members. We are pleased to have been able to recruit new directors with deep skills in Consumer Products, Marketing and International Growth Markets. With these appointments, we are continuing on the path of substantially improving the diversity of our board.”

About Maggie Chan Jones

Ms. Chan Jones holds an MBA from Cornell University and is currently the CEO of Tenshey, a leadership development startup with a mission to advance gender diversity through executive coaching. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cornell University Johnson Club of New York City, and also serves as a startup founder mentor at Founder Institute and an angel investor at Golden Seeds, an early-stage investment firm with a focus on women-led businesses.

Ms. Chan Jones previously served as the Global Chief Marketing Officer of SAP, as well as having held senior positions in the field of brand and cloud transformation at Level 3 Communications and Microsoft.

Maggie Chan Jones said of her appointment, “I’m thrilled to join the Board of Avast, and to help impact the advancement of the company through innovations and delightful customer experience supported by a diverse and inclusive culture. I look forward to collaborating with the other directors to grow Avast’s value.”

About Tamara Minick-Scokalo

Ms. Tamara Minick-Scokalo is an experienced Non-Executive Director Board member with a career spanning over 30 years specialising in FMCG and international markets. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of PZ Cussons, Amer Sports Corporation and OHorizons. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the Advisory Board of Mustad Hoofcare Group, and founder and CEO of Minick-Scokalo Consulting S.à r.l., which helps clients develop winning, strategic plans that translate to a rigorous operational roadmap. Ms. Minick-Scokalo has deep experience in consumer brands including in positions at Pearson, Trax Retail and Kraft/Cadbury.

Tamara Minick-Scokalo said of her appointment “I am extremely pleased to be joining the Board of Avast at a time when cybersecurity is a hot topic for consumers. I have a focus on building strong, long-term brands and being the lead disruptor versus the disrupted. I am interested in Avast because of its long heritage of being a bold leader with its continued commitment to cutting edge technology, building a trusted brand and better serving consumers in this area of concern, for mutual benefit.”

About Avast

Avast is the global leader in digital security products. With over 400 million users online, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, West Coast Labs and others.

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