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Mozilla Appoints Former Adobe Exec As New CEO

Mozilla has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer to help it in the ongoing browser war.

The company said in a blog post that former Adobe executive Gary Kovacs will be joining the company as its new CEO from 8 November.

Kovacs, who was once the senior vice president of markets, solutions and products at Sybase, will be responsible for "for leading the overall direction of the organisation and the Firefox Web browser."

“He melds the fundamentals of a good executive with a powerful understanding that Mozilla’s non-profit, public benefit mission drives everything we do, including those activities which might look like “business as usual” to a casual observer,” Mozilla's Mitchell Baker wrote on a blog post praising Kovacs.

Before his appointment as the new CEO of Mozilla, Kovacs had been the general manager and vice president of mobile and devices at Adobe Systems and has also worked at IBM in key leadership position for ten years.