Zoom exec joins Palo Alto Networks' board

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The COO and interim chief legal officer of Zoom has been appointed to the board of Palo Alto Networks.

A former investment banker, Aparna Bawa has executed multiple equity and debt financing transactions for technology clients and has practiced law as a corporate and securities attorney for Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

"Aparna is a proven leader who has helped technology companies rapidly scale, and I'm pleased to welcome her to our board," said Nikesh Arora, chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks.

"She embodies our commitment to an experienced, creative and diverse leadership team. Along with other distinctive and diverse voices on our board, her unique perspectives will help us achieve our goal of being the largest, most comprehensive, integrated and innovative cybersecurity company in the world," Arora continued.

At Zoom she was promoted to COO in June of 2020 and has also held the roles of chief legal officer, general counsel and secretary. She is responsible for oversight of the people experience, government relations, security, privacy, compliance, trust and safety, and legal functions.

Prior to Zoom, Bawa served as SVP and general counsel of Magento, an e-commerce platform company, until its acquisition by Adobe. She has also held the roles of VP, general counsel and secretary of Nimble Storag, which was acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Prior to that she led the legal and corporate development functions for Inphi Corp.