Brandshield Systems welcomes Harel Kodesh to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– ISRAEL, Ramat-Hasharon –  BrandShield Systems plc (LON: BRSD), a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions from brand protection to online threat hunting, today announced the appointment of Harel Kodesh to its Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 27 July 2021.

“BrandShield is delighted to welcome Harel to the Board of the Company. He brings a wealth of experience in growing successful technology companies and we view his addition to the Board as a huge vote of confidence in what BrandShield is doing and its potential in the short term. Harel intends to be particularly active in driving further US expansion for BrandShield within his extensive network of contacts.” said co-founder and CEO, Yoav Keren.

Concurrently, the company also announced that Zar Amrolia will leave the board.

Yoav Keren added: “The Board would also like to thank Zar Amrolia for his unstinting support as a Director of the Company through what has been a very busy 12 months and will continue to value his advice and input going forwards.”

About Harel Kodesh

Harel Kodesh, who is based in Silicon Valley, brings a wealth of experience to BrandShield, particularly in terms of driving the rapid growth and expansion of technology companies. Harel served as Operating Partner at Silver Lake Partners, a global leader in technology investments with $74 Billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. Before Silver Lake, Mr. Kodesh served as VP at Predix and CTO at GE Digital. He was responsible for driving the technical strategy behind Predix, GE’s cloud platform for the Industrial Internet, and the applications developed by GE for the industrial sector. Before joining GE, Mr. Kodesh co-founded and served as CEO at Nurego, a spinoff of EMC Corp. At EMC, he acted as Executive VP for Cloud Business Systems and as CEO of Mozy, its wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to Backup as a Service. He is currently a partner at BiologyWorks, which develops at-home molecular tests for viral infections.

From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Kodesh served as Chief Product Officer at Amdocs, transforming the organization from a professional services company to a product-driven offering. He also served as CEO of Wingcast, the Ford Motor Company Qualcomm telematics joint venture. Until 2000, Mr. Kodesh held various executive positions at Microsoft, including VP of the Information Appliances Division leading, the development of the Microsoft Windows CE – or Windows Mobile – operating system, and pioneered its mobility business.

Mr. Kodesh holds a BS in computer engineering and an MS in electrical engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He has served on boards for Mobilitec, DreamBox Learning, BSquare, and Modern Systems. Mr. Kodesh also sits on the Board of Councillors for USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering. Mr. Kodesh was the 2017 recipient of the USC Viterbi School’s Daniel J. Epstein Award for Engineering Management

About BrandShield

BrandShield is a leading cybersecurity company founded in Israel by cybersecurity experts that protect the world’s largest brands and consumers from phishing attacks, online fraud, and other online threats posed by dangerous cybercriminals. Through its AI/ML platform, BrandShield identifies, tracks, and eliminates online threats for global brands and organizations, including Bristol Myers Squibb, Levi’s, NewBalance, Swisscom, and the Pharmaceutical Security Institute. BrandShield is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM under the ticker symbol BRSD.

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