Security vendor, Eset Australia is searching for a new country manager following the abrupt departure of Florin Vasile who was suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
Eset chief business officer, Ignacio Sbampato, sent a memo to all Australian employees regarding Vasile’s official departure on 11 July, which has been seen by ARN.
The email stated that Vasile has ceased to work at Eset as country manager for Australia, “and since has no relationship with Eset Australia or any other Eset company.”
“The position of country manager is going to remain vacant until a new person is selected, and we are starting the process of hiring a new leader for the Eset Australia operation,” Sbampato said.
In a statement to ARN, Eset confirmed Vasile had departed the company.
"We thank him for his contribution to Eset and wish him all the best for the future," the vendor said. "Eset Australia will continue to operate as usual."
While a new leader is being sought, Eset Asia Pacific COO and Australia director Lukas Raska will be responsible for managing the vendor’s operations.
“We understand these are challenging times for you and we expect that we can work together towards a more stable and positive environment that can help you and Eset to continue growing in Australia and the rest of the world,” Sbampato told staff in the email.
In a previous email to Eset employees, also seen by ARN, Vasile was said to have been suspended from his position pending an internal investigation.
“During the period of suspension Florin is not supposed to come to the office nor perform any duties for the company or on behalf of the company,” the email said. “He does not have any access to his company email nor any other internal system.”
Employees were also warned not to discuss any company matters with him during his absence or share any documents or materials.
Vasile turned down any accountability and he’s currently looking for his next work opportunity.
Vasile was appointed to the country manager role as the Slovakia-headquartered antivirus software vendor embarked on opening its Sydney office in 2013. Before that, he was the A/NZ country manager for Unitek in Sydney.