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Melih Abdulhayoğlu (born March 10, 1968) is a Turkish American entrepreneur and CEO of Comodo Group, an Internet security company he founded in the United Kingdom in 1998 and relocated to the US in 2004.[citation needed]

Melih Abdülhayoğlu
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Melih Abdulhayoglu
Born (1968-03-10) 10 March 1968 (age 49)
Hatay, Turkey[1]
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Bradford(UK)
BS Electronic Engineering, 1991
Occupation Technologist, Entrepreneur
Known for Founder & CEO of Comodo Group


Early lifeEdit

Melih Abdulhayoğlu was born in Turkey, where he studied at Hatay high-school.[citation needed] At the age of 18, he moved to the United Kingdom, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford in 1991.[citation needed]


Melih is the founder of Comodo, an internet security company,[2] and established the industry standards organization CA/Browser Forum in 2005, initially to promote new standards that resulted in the creation of Extended Validation SSL Certificates (EV-SSL).[3][4][5]

In 2009, Melih organized the Common Computing Security Standards Forum, initially to deal with the problem of faux antivirus software being used by cyber-criminals.[6][7][8][9]

Melih features in Forbes Turkey's 12th "100 Richest Turks" list, announced in March, 2017.[10][11]


  1. ^ TurkofAmerica Magazine, (December 5, 2010). "The Security of the Internet Is in the Hands of A Turk". Retrieved October 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Melih Abdulhayoglu in Forbes Turkey's 12th "100 Richest Turks" List". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
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  4. ^ Larry Seltzer (2008-05-09). "Melih was the original force behind the CA/Browser Forum and EV-SSL". Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Melih Abdulhayoglu co-founded the CAB Forum". 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  6. ^ Dunn, John (July 16, 2009). "AV vendors fight 'scareware' with new whitelist". TechWorld. Archived from the original on July 1, 2013. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "AV vendors fight 'scareware' with new whitelist -". Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  8. ^ "Melih Abdulhayoğlu - CNN TÜRK Video". 2012-10-16. Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2013-12-19. 
  10. ^ "Melih Abdulhayoglu in Forbes Turkey's 12th "100 Richest Turks" List". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 
  11. ^ "Forbes Turkey's 12th 100 Richest Turks". Retrieved 2017-03-02. 

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