Amit Shafrir is involved in a variety of Consumer Internet and Mobile companies. He is a board member of Badoo, a fast growing social network for meeting new people.
Amit has a vast expertise in both consumer Internet and enterprise software, having managed some of the Internet’s most powerful brands such as ICQ, Netscape and Winamp. He received CNET’s hall of fame’s award for most downloadable apps (ICQ & Winamp – over 1 Billion downloads).
He is the former President of AOL Premium Services. Where he also served as GM of AOL’s Digital Media Services and was responsible for AOL’s Music services, MUSICNET@AOL, and AOL Music Now. Amit also served as GM of ICQ. He also held senior position at Amdocs, the global leading supplier of customer care, billing and operations support software, provides services to companies like AT&T, Sprint, Nextel and T-Mobile.
Amit has over 30 years of experience in software development. He holds a BA and MBA degrees from Tel Aviv University. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Shulamit, and his children Daniel & Michal. He enjoys good wine, good food, and likes listening to music (mostly classical), and the performing arts.