Akamai elects veteran telecomm exec to board

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) has elected Daniel R. Hesse to the Akamai board of directors, the company said.

Hesse has over three decades of telecom and carrier experience, including
almost seven years as president and CEO of Sprint Corporation. He has also served as chairman and CEO of Embarq Corporation, a USD6.0 billion telecommunications services company.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a content delivery network (CDN) service.