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Tom Leighton will be Akamai’s new CEO

Akamai Technologies Inc., a Cambridge firm that delivers massive amounts of online data for the world’s biggest companies, said that its board has elected company co-founder and chief scientist Tom Leighton to become chief executive, effective Jan. 1.

Leighton succeed Paul Sagan, who announced earlier this year that he intended to step down as chief executive by the end of 2013, the company said in a press release.

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