Enrique Salem

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Enrique Salem (born circa 1966) was the president and CEO of software company Symantec from 2009 until 2012, and is a member of the U.S. President's Management Advisory Board.

Salem attended Dartmouth College where he earned a bachelor's degree in computer science. He was a vice president at Peter Norton Computing which was acquired by Symantec in 1990, and he was a manager of the project to create the Norton Desktop for Windows. Later he left Symantec, but returned through another acquisition described below.[1]

Salem had held vice-president positions at Security Pacific Merchant Bank, Ask Jeeves and Oblix Inc.[1]

Salem was the CEO of Brightmail, a company that made an email program designed to screen out spam email. Brightmail was acquired by Symantec in 2004.[1]

Salem took over from John W. Thompson as Symantec CEO in April 2009, then in 2012 was "ousted", apparently by Symantec's board of directors.[2]

Salem had become a member of the U.S. President's Management Advisory Board in or before March, 2011 and remains on the board.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d President's Management Advisory Board: Enrique Salem at whitehouse.gov
  2. ^ Nick TurnerĀ ; Kathleen Chaykowski. Symantec fires CEO Enrique Salem. San Francisco Chronicle, 25 July 2012
  3. ^ PMAB Meeting Minutes for March 11, 2011 at whitehouse.gov
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