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Philippe Kahn

Philippe Kahn, Chairman of the Board

Philippe Kahn is Chief Executive Officer of LightSurf Technologies, the global leader for Instant Imaging and mobile multimedia. Philippe co-founded LightSurf in 1998.

Industry leaders and countless publications have lauded Philippe for his visionary strategy, technology innovation and his ability to drive an entrepreneurial culture. Philippe is considered one of the most innovative and dynamic leaders in the imaging and wireless businesses.

In February 2002, the International Imaging Industry Association (www.I3A.org) selected Philippe Kahn for its prestigious Leadership of the Year Award. Kahn has received numerous awards including his induction into the industry hall of fame, recognition by BYTE Magazine as one of the Top 20 Most Important People in the history of the computer industry, selection for Upside Magazine's Elite 100 list, as well as being the recipient of numerous awards for innovation and technical excellence.

LightSurf is proud to play a key role in shaping the imaging and the wireless industries. LightSurf is Philippe's third successful company. Philippe Founded Borland (NASDAQ: BORL) in 1982 and was CEO of the company for 12 years until 1994. Under Philippe's leadership Borland became the global leader for professional development tools. In 1994 Philippe co-founded Starfish Software, which was successfully acquired by Motorola in 1998.

Philippe studied at the ETH in Zurich Switzerland and Nice University in France. Philippe received his Masters Degree in Mathematics.

Philippe is fluent in 4 languages (English, French, Spanish, German) and holds more than 20 technology patents. Besides working with the teams at LightSurf, Philippe spends his time with his wife Sonia and their four children, Laura, Estelle, Samuel, and Sophie, with whom he enjoys sharing his passion for sailing, classical and Jazz music as well as surfing and snowboarding, Nordic freestyle skiing and Yoga. Philippe is also a trustee of the Lee-Kahn Foundation.

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