|Alma mater||Tsinghua University|
|Known for||Founder of Fortinet and NetScreen|
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Ken Xie is an American businessman of Chinese descent who founded Fortinet and NetScreen. He serves as CEO of Fortinet and was previously the CEO of NetScreen, which was acquired by Juniper Networks for $4 billion in 2004. Starting out as a tinkerer in his garage in Palo Alto, California, he built an ASIC-based firewall/VPN appliance in 1996 that would be the basis of his newly formed company, NetScreen, the next year.
2006 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner for the Northern California region  and 2012 National Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award.