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Jay Chaudhry, CEO and Chairman of Zscaler

Jay Chaudhry,

CEO and Chairman,


Jay Chaudhry, CEO and Chairman of Zscaler

Jay Chaudhry serves as the CEO and chairman of Zscaler, a cloud information security company he founded in 2008.

Zscaler said its suite of security solutions was designed to address the increasing attack surface brought about by the adoption of cloud technology.

Chaudhry has more than 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, having held engineering, sales, marketing and management roles, Zscaler said.

Before establishing Zscaler, Chaudhry founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security company that now operates as part of Motorola.

He also founded and led managed e-commerce solution provider CoreHarbor before AT&T acquired it.

Chaudhry founded internet security provider SecureIT in 1996. He led the company until network infrastructure specialist VeriSign acquired it in 1998.

The executive has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year, by the Indian Institute of Technology as a Distinguished Alumnus and by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.

Chaudhry holds a Master of Business Administration degree in marketing, a master’s degree in computer engineering and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He also earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from IIT Varanasi and completed the Harvard Business School’s executive management program.

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