RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and chief
executive officer of Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) will join
its Board of Directors. The company also announced that Dr. Steve
Albrecht, Professor of Accounting at the Marriott School of Management
at Brigham Young University, will return to the Red Hat Board.
"We are pleased to welcome Sohaib Abbasi to our Board. Sohaib's industry
experience and strong track record of success in executive roles at
leading technology companies will be a tremendous asset as we continue
to drive innovation and work to meet and exceed customer expectations,"
said General H. Hugh Shelton (U.S. Army Retired), Chairman of Red Hat's
Board of Directors. "We are also thrilled and honored to have Dr.
Albrecht rejoin Red Hat's Board. Steve is a thought leader in the
accounting field with an incredibly broad range of experience, and the
value of his expertise and stewardship will be significant as we look to
grow our business responsibly."
Abbasi has served as the chief executive officer and president of
Informatica since July 2004 and as chairman of its board of directors
since March 2005. Until 2003, Mr. Abbasi was senior vice president,
Oracle Tools Division and Oracle Education at Oracle Corporation, which
he joined in 1982. From 1994 to 2000, he was senior vice president,
Oracle Tools Product Division. Mr. Abbasi graduated with honors from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980, where he earned both
a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in computer science.
Dr. Albrecht, who previously served on Red Hat's Board from April 2003
through June 2009, is the Andersen Alumni Professor of Accounting at the
Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University ("BYU"). He
served as Associate Dean of the school until July 2008. Dr. Albrecht, a
certified public accountant, certified internal auditor, and certified
fraud examiner, joined BYU in 1977 after teaching at Stanford University
and the University of Illinois. Prior to becoming a professor, he worked
as an accountant for Deloitte & Touche. Dr. Albrecht currently serves on
the board of directors of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY)
and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ:SPWRA). He is the past president of the
American Accounting Association and the Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners and is a former trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation
that oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the
Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Mr. Albrecht holds a
Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, a Masters
degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate degree in Accounting
from the University of Wisconsin.
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applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)
solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss
Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and
consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: www.redhat.com.
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