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Co-CEO
NQ Mobile Inc.

Recently named among Fortune Magazine’s 36 “most powerful disrupters” — and nominated by Androinica as Android Person of the Year — Omar Khan joined NQ Mobile in January 2012 as co-CEO, and directs the company globally. He is focusing on the global expansion of NQ Mobile into markets such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Japan, Korea and India.

Khan joined NQ Mobile from Citigroup, where he was managing director and global head of the Mobile Center of Excellence, and led the company’s mobile development and delivery efforts globally. Prior to that, he served in multiple senior executive roles at Samsung Mobile and at Motorola, where his last role was vice president, Global Supply Chain and Business Operations for the mobile devices business.

Honored with a “40 Under 40” award by Crain’s Chicago Business magazine, Khan holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He completed his graduate work in system dynamics in conjunction with MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Seema, and their three children. Khan, whose first cellphone was a Motorola MicroTAC, has been training for triathlons with his 10-year-old son.

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NQ Mobile Gets a Target Retail Presence

NQ Mobile, the mobile services company, announced Monday that it will have a retail presence at the point of sale in more than 1,500 Target stores. The retailer will promote at least three of NQ Mobile’s product offerings: NQ Mobile Security, NQ Family Guardian and NQ Mobile Vault for Android.

Omar Khan on Security, China and the State of the Mobile Industry (Video)

The former Samsung and Motorola executive spoke at D: Dive Into Mobile about the broader mobile landscape and about his new gig as co-head of security firm NQ Mobile.
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Security Firm NQ Mobile Looks to Stem Rising Tide of Mobile Malware

“We’re the largest mobile security company in the world, and no one’s heard of us.”
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Dive Into Mobile Gets Even More Global With Xiaomi’s Lin, NQ Mobile’s Khan and Ushahidi’s Rotich

Don’t miss Bin Lin of Xiaomi, Omar Khan of NQ Mobile and Juliana Rotich of Ushahidi at D: Dive Into Mobile.
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Former Samsung Exec Omar Khan Departs Citigroup for Mobile Security Firm

Khan will be co-chief executive of NQ Mobile, a Chinese mobile security software firm. Among his key duties will be leading the firm’s effort to expand beyond China.
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Samsung Mobile VP Leaves for Product Management Post at Microsoft

Gavin Kim will be a general manager for Windows Phone, heading Redmond’s efforts to “win the hearts and minds” of customers, carriers and hardware makers.
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Samsung Exec Khan Leaving for Mobile Post at Citi

The strategy VP is leaving to join Citigroup, with his duties at the cellphone maker being split among several current Samsung employees. Khan, a former Motorola executive, had served as one of the key public faces for the US division of the fast-growing Korean phone maker.
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Samsung Introduces 8.9- and 10.1-Inch Galaxy Tabs Coming This Summer

Samsung wants customers to have a choice, and to that end, it unveiled two new tablets today at CTIA in Orlando, including two insanely thin 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch devices.