Red Hat Appoints Kevin M. Murai to Its Board of Directors


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that longtime technology executive Kevin M. Murai has been appointed to its board of directors.


Open source software solutions are at the heart of many of the technology industry’s most exciting innovations, and Red Hat plays an important role in bringing those innovations to the enterprise.

Kevin Murai

chairman of the board of directors of Synnex Corporation; member of Red Hat’s board of directors

Murai has been employed by Synnex Corporation (“Synnex”), a company providing distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and outsourced services focused on customer engagement, since March 2008. He served as president and CEO (December 2008 - March 1, 2018), and president and co-CEO (March 2008 - December 2008). Murai has been a director of Synnex since March 2008 and has served as chairman of its board since March 1, 2018. Prior to joining Synnex, he held several executive management positions over the course of 19 years at Ingram Micro Inc., a provider of global technology and supply chain services, including president, chief operating officer and a member of its board of directors.

He also currently serves on the board of directors for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.

Supporting Quotes

Naren Gupta, chairman of Red Hat’s board of directors

“We are pleased to welcome Kevin Murai to Red Hat’s board of directors. His expertise in the technology industry’s expanding distribution channels combined with his experience leading a global corporation like Synnex will further strengthen our board. As Red Hat strengthens its position at the forefront of today’s technology industry by developing solutions to meet the technology requirements of tomorrow, Kevin will help us continue to address customer needs to help them navigate dynamic business environments.”

Kevin Murai, chairman of the board of directors of Synnex Corporation; member of Red Hat’s board of directors

“Open source software solutions are at the heart of many of the technology industry’s most exciting innovations, and Red Hat plays an important role in bringing those innovations to the enterprise. I appreciate the opportunity to serve on the Red Hat board of directors and look forward to contributing to Red Hat’s continued success.”

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