Global enterprise applications company, IFS, has appointed a new CEO following the retirement of Alastair Sorbie at the end of Q1 2018.
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IFS CEO Darren Roos.

Darren Roos will take the reins on April 1 and IFS said Roos is a proven enterprise software leader, with a track record for establishing and scaling global software businesses. Most recently, Roos 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.

"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. 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 said.

Per Franzen, partner at EQT (the owner of IFS), 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. This is good news for customers, partners and of course employees."

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."