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AKHAN Semiconductor Appoints Ex-CIA Chief Donald Hepburn to its Board of Directors as Global Security and Intelligence Advisor

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, a technology company specializing in the fabrication
and application of lab-grown, electronic-grade diamonds, announced today
that it has appointed decorated intelligence veteran and US national
security expert Don Hepburn to the Company’s Board of Directors as the
Global Security and Intelligence Advisor. He will be working closely
with the executive management team out of AKHAN’s global headquarters,
located in Gurnee, Illinois. Mr. Hepburn joins AKHAN from his current
role as President at Boanerges Solutions LLC, where he serves as an
expert advisor to US and foreign companies in the area of corporate
security, intelligence matters and business development.

Prior to founding Boanerges Solutions, Mr. Hepburn served for nearly
three decades in the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) Directorate of
Operations, where he achieved the rank of Senior Intelligence Service
Officer. He completed his government service with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) where he served as the Deputy Assistant Director of
International Operations overseeing all Legal Attache activities
world-wide. During government service with CIA, Mr. Hepburn held
executive command positions in both the field and Washington D.C.

“Don’s extensive experience serving the United States as a highly
trained intelligence officer and with senior law enforcement executive
experience makes him an ideal partner to ensure AKHAN’s security system
scales as the Company grows,” said Adam Khan, Founder and Chief
Executive Officer of AKHAN. “In addition to maintaining a safe and
secure work environment for AKHAN’s employees and visitors, Don’s
expertise will also be of particular use investigating and defending the
company from potential cyber threats, and hostile activities directed by
state and non-state actors that may threaten the Company as it develops
its ground-breaking diamond technology. We welcome Don to the Board and
look forward to his leadership and expertise.”

“We are excited to have such a well-respected and insightful member of
the intelligence community join our board. His expertise will be
especially valuable as the Company continues to build its relations with
the various parts of the US defense and high-tech research communities,”
said Carl Shurboff, President and Chief Operating Officer of AKHAN.

Don earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern
California, and a master’s degree from Columbia University in the City
of New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards and intelligence


AKHAN is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and
application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors.
AKHAN is headquartered in Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois. Additional
information about AKHAN is available on the Company’s website at