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Darren Roos appointed IFS CEO

March 5, 2018
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Darren Roos

Mar. 5, 2018 – Global enterprise applications company IFS is welcoming Darren Roos as its CEO. The appointment is effective April 1, 2018, and aligns with the retirement of Alastair Sorbie at the end of the first quarter.

“I am excited and privileged to lead IFS in this next chapter. IFS is an incredible business. The combination of its strong ERP heritage, leadership in EAM and FSM, and exemplary customer satisfaction gives it the perfect platform to play a dominant role in the enterprise software industry,” said Roos. “I plan to bring my experience and skills specifically around scaling companies, building Cloud businesses, and establishing high-performing teams to enable IFS to continue to flourish.”

Most recently Roos was president of Cloud ERP business at SAP and, prior to that, grew international operations at Software AG, which enabled the company to triple in size during his tenure.

“Darren’s experience, knowledge, and proven track record of building successful businesses in the markets in which IFS operates make him a great choice as CEO,” said Per Franzén, partner at EQT, the owner of IFS. “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. This is good news for customers, partners and, of course, employees.”

“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 the whole of the IFS community the very best for the future,” added Sorbie.

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