Francis Dinha

Francis Dinha, Co-Founder and CEO, OpenVPN

Franics Dinha is the co-founder and CEO of OpenVPN, a provider of next-generation secure and scalable next-gen VPNs. With over 60 million downloads since 2002, OpenVPN’s award-winning open source VPN protocol has established itself as the de facto standard in the networking and cybersecurity space. 

Before he founded OpenVPN, Francis was the CEO at Iraq Development and Investment Projects, where he played a principal role in architecting a joint venture to win the mobile communication license in Iraq. He has served as an architect and broadband system engineer at Ericsson, where he worked both in the U.S. and Sweden. Francis was also the founder and CTO of PacketStream, a company whose patented technology enabled dynamic Quality of Service provisioning of IP networks. Francis has a Master of Science in computer engineering from the University of Linkoping in Sweden.

About OpenVPN

OpenVPN is a leading global private networking (VPN) and cybersecurity company that allows organizations to truly safeguard their assets in a dynamic, cost effective, and scalable way. Our cloud-based next-gen VPN platform allows businesses to quickly and easily connect private networks, devices, and servers to build a secure, virtualized modern network. OpenVPN is used by tens of thousands of businesses around the world. For more information, please visit

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