Paul Sagan, President and CEO, Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Paul Sagan joined the Akamai in October 1998. Mr. Sagan was elected to the Akamai Board of Directors in January 2005, and he became CEO in April 2005. He brings to Akamai the experience of leading visionary technology companies and media businesses and a wealth of management experience. Previously he served as Senior Advisor to the World Economic Forum from 1997 to 1998, consulting to the Geneva-based organization on information technology for the world's 1,000 foremost multinational corporations.
In 1995, Mr. Sagan was named President and Editor of New Media at Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, and worked in that role until 1997. Previously, he served as Managing Editor of Time Warner's News on Demand project and was a senior member of the team responsible for the development of the company's online, cable online, electronic publishing and Internet publishing activities.
Mr. Sagan's career began in broadcast television news. He joined WCBS-TV in 1981 as a news writer and was named News Director in 1987 at age 28, the youngest person to hold the position in the network's history. Mr. Sagan is a three-time Emmy Award winner and was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow in 1996 by the World Economic Forum.
Mr. Sagan is a graduate of the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism and is co-chairman of the school's board of advisors. He is a member of the Dean's Councils at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an advisor to the Media and Technology Charter High (MATCH) School in Boston.