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IFS completes senior leadership team with appointment of new Regional President



Australian-based APJ, ME&A Regional President Stephen Keys rounds out senior leadership to power IFS through next phase of growth

MELBOURNE, JULY 23, 2018: IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the appointment of Stephen Keys as Regional President of Asia Pacific & Japan, Middle East & Africa (APJ, ME&A). The appointment completes IFS CEO Darren Roos’s new leadership team and offers a solid organisation for growth.

As Regional President, APJ, ME&A, Stephen Keys is responsible for growing IFS’s presence across the region, which involves building a strong customer base, expanding the company’s network of quality partners, and ensuring the IFS workforce remains engaged and focused on delivering customers value.
 
Stephen is also passionate about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and as the executive sponsor on the IFS senior leadership team, he will work to ensure IFS engages with and remains committed to the local communities where it operates.
 
Before joining IFS, Stephen was CEO of Sydney-based FTS Group, one of the largest privately-owned IT services companies in Australia. Prior to FTS Group, Stephen worked for 10 years at Software AG, where he held several leadership positions in sales and consulting in the APJ and ME&A region. Stephen is based in Sydney, Australia.
 
Stephen Keys commented, “Before joining, I knew IFS as a well-differentiated company with a very clear vision and mission in terms of target market and product offering. I am very pleased to be joining IFS at such an exciting phase in its evolution and I look forward to expanding the company’s footprint in this dynamic region.”
 
IFS CEO Darren Roos said, “I am pleased to have one of the strongest management teams in the industry. I am also thrilled to welcome Stephen to our senior leadership team. In his strategically important role, he brings extensive experience and unique skill sets that will help us expand our reach and make sure our focus remains on delivering value to the customer.”
 
The senior leadership team’s functional responsibilities now comprise:
·       Darren Roos, Chief Executive Officer
·       Paul Smith, Chief Financial Officer
·       Thomas Säld, Senior Vice President, R&D
·       Oliver Pilgerstorfer, Chief Marketing Officer
·       Michael Ouissi, Chief Customer Officer
·       Constance Minc, Head of Business Operations
·       Cindy Jaudon, Regional President, Americas
·       Glenn Arnesen, Regional President, Europe
·       Stephen Keys, Regional President, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Middle East & Africa
 
Learn more about IFS’s executive management: www.ifsworld.com/corp/company/governance/executive-management/.
 
About IFS
IFS™ develops and delivers enterprise software for customers around the world who manufacture and distribute goods, maintain assets, and manage service-focused operations. The industry expertise of our people and solutions, together with commitment to our customers, has made us a recognised leader and the most recommended supplier in our sector. Our team of 3,500 employees supports more than 10,000 customers worldwide from a network of local offices and through our growing ecosystem of partners. For more information, visit: IFSworld.com/au

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