As board member for the Trend Micro Group, Wael helps guide the strategic direction and corporate investments, including those of Trend Forward Capital. Previously, he served as the president and COO for Trend Micro.
Wael joined Trend Micro as a result of the acquisition of Third Brigade, a company he co-founded and led as president and CEO since its inception. Under his leadership, Third Brigade became a global leader in hybrid cloud security. Prior to Third Brigade, Wael was VP of Global Sales for ZixCorp, a leading global provider of secure e-messaging services, and he held senior management positions with Entrust, a leading Internet Security company. He started his Information Technology career at EDS and IBM Canada Global Services divisions.
Wael has a Bachelor of Computer Science from Dalhousie University, holds the Information System Professional of Canada designation, has completed the Queen's Graduate School of Business Executive Program and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education "Making Boards Effective." He is a frequent speaker at conferences and forums around the world.