Kim Dotcom's new cloud storage business Mega has hired the
man recently overseeing standards for internet business in
Vikram Kumar was announced yesterday as the chief executive
of Mega, a month after the company was launched at Dotcom's
north Auckland mansion.
Mr Kumar takes up the role after leaving InternetNZ in early
January to seek out "new opportunities".
Internet NZ acts as a lobby group and industry clearing house
for setting standards, setting direction for internet
development and championing faster and more reliable
In the three years at the non-profit group, Mr Kumar had
doubled its membership and broadened the body's role as a
leader in developing the internet's role in New Zealand. He
was credited with giving the body greater political influence
through a clearer focus on its mandate.
The launch of Mega was seen as a provocative move while
Dotcom and three colleagues await extradition to the United
States on charges of criminal copyright violation.
The new service operates as a cloud storage site with built
in encryption, meaning only users and those they share file
access with know what is stored online.
- David Fisher of the NZ Herald