Alok Mohan joins WSO2 board of directors, brings 30-plus years of IT industry management experience

Mountain View, CA – April 2, 2009 – WSO2, the open source SOA company, announced today that Alok Mohan has joined the WSO2 board of directors. Alok is an industry veteran who has held management roles at IT companies for more than 30 years. With proven experience in strategy formulation and financial planning, Alok will play a central role in contributing to the next phase of WSO2’s corporate and market expansion.

“We’ve seen our business double each year as more enterprises worldwide recognize the power and flexibility of our platform to address their SOA demands,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, founder, chairman and CEO of WSO2. “We are thrilled to have Alok join the WSO2 board. His deep experience building successful IT companies will be invaluable as we move into our next stage of growth.”

Alok served as CEO of The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc. (SCO) from 1995 to 1998 and then as SCO’s chairman of the board from 1998 to 2001, when a portion of SCO’s assets were sold to Caldera International, Inc. He continued as chairman of the remaining business, renamed Tarantella, Inc., until Sun Microsystems, Inc. acquired it in 2005. Before joining SCO, Alok held executive positions at NCR Corporation as vice president of strategic planning and controller, and vice president and general manager of the NCR Workstation Products Division.

Alok currently is the non-executive chairman on the board of Rainmaker, Inc. He also serves on the boards of TechTeam Global, Inc.; Stampede Technologies, Inc.; Saama Technologies, Inc.; and CrystalGraphics, Inc.

“WSO2 is at the forefront of redefining the SOA platform to meet the real-world challenges enterprises face today in implementing their service-oriented architectures,” said Alok. “I am excited to work with WSO2 in expanding the global adoption of its innovative solutions.”