Jon S von Tetzchner, who co-founded browser company Opera Software and led the company until last year, is leaving on 30th June.
In a statement he said “It is of course a choice that brings up a lot of emotions. When we first started out, we were a few guys in a really small office - now we are spread all over the world, have over 740 employees and over 200 million users. I am very proud of what we have accomplished, and look forward to following the company closely also in the future.”
Lars Boilesen, the current CEO of Opera Software, said “We have had a lot of fun during these years, and to say that Jon has created a great company is an understatement . He has taught me and everyone working here a lot. He believed in, and pushed out innovation after innovation that we see our competitors constantly struggling with copying, making Opera a first mover in the technological development of web browsers as we know them today. We are very proud of Jon, and of course of the company. We are aiming at 500 million users by 2013, and we have a very positive flow right now.”