IFS appoints a new CEO- Darren Roos
Darren Roos has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of IFS. The appointment is effective 1 April 2018 and aligns with the retirement of Alastair Sorbie at the end of Q1 2018.
Darren is a proven enterprise software leader, with a track-record for establishing and scaling global software businesses. Most recently he was President of SAP’s Cloud ERP business, and prior to that, significantly grew Software AG’s international operations, which enabled the company to triple in size during his tenure.
Commenting on his appointment, Darren stated,”I believe it’s a great time to be part of IFS and am truly excited about what we will achieve together moving forward”.
Per Franzen, partner at EQT and IFS Board Director, commented: “Darren’s experience, knowledge, and proven track record of building successful businesses in the markets where IFS operates make him a great choice as CEO.
The appointment of Darren comes at a time when IFS has a real opportunity to generate further momentum in the sector and extend its leadership position.” He continued: “We thank Alastair for his commitment to the company and we are grateful to him for establishing IFS as the successful business it is today. We also look forward to continue working with Alastair as part of the EQT industrial network.”
Commenting on his retirement, Alastair Sorbie said: “I am proud to have built IFS into a global organization during my 12 years as CEO. I would like to thank the many colleagues who have been part of this journey – they have helped sustain a culture that enables IFS to attract and retain talented employees and industry-leading customers. I wish them, Darren, and whole of the IFS community, the very best for the future.”
For more information about Darren, visit http://www4.ifsworld.com/e/5332/-roos-appointed-as-ceo-of-ifs-/5lkfn1/1654090626