Appen has appointed Ryan Kolln as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Data company Appen has appointed Ryan Kolln as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, following the company’s current CEO and MD, Armughan Ahmad stepping down today. Appen said Ryan brings over 20 years of global experience in technology and telecommunications, along with a solid understanding of Appen’s business and the AI industry. He joined Appen in 2018 as VP of Corporate Development before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2023. Ryan will continue to be based out of North America.