IFS, an enterprise applications company, has hired Darren Roos as the chief executive officer. The appointment is effective April 1, 2018 and aligns with the retirement of Alastair Sorbie at the end of Q1 2018.
Most recently Roos was President of Cloud ERP business at SAP and, prior to that, significantly grew international operations at Software AG, which enabled the company to triple in size during his tenure, IFS said in a press release.
"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. 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," Roos, CEO of IFS, said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to meeting and engaging with the 3,500 women and men who have built this business and the 10,000 customers and partners who make it great."
Commenting on his retirement, Alastair Sorbie said in a press release, "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."