CEO & Founder of Acronis
Dr. Serguei Beloussov is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT). He is an active member in various global IT companies, including Acronis where he is currently serving as Chief Research Officer. From 2013 to 2021, Dr. Beloussov was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Acronis but stepped down from his position on July 1st, 2021, to focus on the company’s technology and research strategy as Chief Research Officer. His role is now to oversee and lead the company’s advanced technologies, as well as its academic relations program – including the SIT in Switzerland, which he co-founded in 2019. Born into a Jewish family in the U.S.S.R., Dr. Beloussov holds a B.S. in Physics, an M.S. (Hons) in Physics and Electrical Engineering, as well as a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT ). He moved to Singapore in 1994 and later became a Singaporean citizen in 2001 as the country does not allow dual citizenship. With a particular focus on virtualization, cloud automation and cyber protection, Dr. Beloussov has founded over 20 companies, including the Swiss version of Acronis “Unicorn”, Parallels (acquired by Corel), Virtuozzo, Acumatica, Runa Capital, Phystech Ventures and Qwave Capital venture funds. To date, Dr. Beloussov continues to maintain ties with these companies and to provide leadership. Amongst other roles, he holds the position of Executive Chairman at Parallels and at Acumatica (of which he is also a co-founder) and is a Senior Partner at Runa Capital, a global technology-driven venture capital firm he co-founded with university colleagues in 2010. Furthermore, Dr. Beloussov sits on the Governing Board of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, has filed over 200 patents (USPTO) and has an H-index of 37. Leading technology entrepreneur, businessman, investor, keynote speaker and thought leader are just a few examples of the many roles filled by Dr. Serguei Beloussov over the course of his impressive and ongoing career. Unequivocally, his many contributions to the advancement of science and technology research mark him as a pillar in the industry.
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About Acronis, Anturis, Infratel, MightyCall, Parallels, Quantum Wave Fund, Runa Capital, Schaffhausen Institute of Technology: Acronis is a cybersecurity company that solves safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security challenges.