Fortinet founder and Chief Executive Officer Ken Xie has been reappointed to the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum, where he serves alongside U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and other global business leaders. He will join other chief executives of American and Brazilian companies to continue developing joint recommendations on how to increase trade and investments between the two countries. The U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum was established in 2007, and consists of up to 12 chief executives from each country. Previously, the group has made recommendations that led to discussions between the two countries on everything from education and energy to trade facilitation and infrastructure.
Founded in 2000 by Xie and his brother, Michael Xie, Fortinet develops and produces information technology security solutions, such as firewalls, antivirus programs, and intrusion detection systems. His involvement in the Forum is part of his company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, which is meant to help make the world a better and safer place by reducing cyber risks and challenges for organizations and society at-large. The company is also a founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for Cybersecurity, an active contributor of WEF’s Partnership against Cybercrime (PAC), a long-standing member of the NATO Industry Cyber Partnership (NICP), a partner of the National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP) program, and more.