Kumar joins Mega after three years as CEO of InternetNZ — a non-profit organisation that works to protect and promote an open Internet in New Zealand and oversees the country’s .nz domain registrations — having been approached by Dotcom following his departure from the organisation.
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Posting to his blog, Kumar says his immediate response to taking on the position was “great opportunity but risky.” Following Dotcom’s approach, Kumar says he spent a number of weeks getting to know Mega “from every angle,” eventually deciding to take on the role because “the possibility of growing a significant Internet services company out of New Zealand is alluring.”
Following its launch on January 20, Mega’s file storage service counts over 2 million users, hosts more than 50 million files, and now offers vulnerability hunters €10,000 (approx. US$13,580) for every bug found as part of its new vulnerability reward program.
Lentino — who is the owner of Instra Corporation and a Mega shareholder – will retain his seat as a director with the company. Although the announcement was made today, Kumar won’t officially step into his new position until February 11 2013.