FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 20, 2017--
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) today announced the election of Dr.
Ajei S. Gopal, president and chief executive officer for ANSYS, Inc., to
its board of directors, effective immediately.
Dr. Gopal is a 30+ year software and technology industry veteran having
served in leadership roles at Symantec, Hewlett-Packard, CA
Technologies, IBM, and, most recently, ANSYS, the global leader in
engineering simulation. In addition, Dr. Gopal founded a startup in the
early 2000s, and has served as an operating partner at Silver Lake
Partners. He holds a PhD and MS degree in computer science from Cornell
“We are fortunate to have Ajei join the Citrix board,” said Bob
Calderoni, executive chairman for Citrix. “He has a rare combination of
deep technical expertise and business acumen in a wide range of business
settings from start-up to Fortune 100 companies. He brings great
knowledge and experience in business growth strategies, investment
discipline, as well as product development and innovation.”
Dr. Gopal will join the compensation committee, and in his new board
role, qualifies as an independent director.
About Ajei Gopal
Dr. Gopal, 55, assumed the position of chief executive officer at ANSYS
in January 2017, after being appointed as president and chief operating
officer in August 2016. He has served on the ANSYS board since 2011.
Prior to his appointment as president at ANSYS, he served as operating
partner at Silver Lake Partners. He has also served as interim president
and chief operating officer at Symantec, guiding the company through the
appointment of a permanent CEO. Previously, he has served as a senior
vice president and general manager at Hewlett-Packard; as an executive
vice president at CA Technologies; and as executive vice president and
chief technology officer for Symantec. Before that, he spent 9 years at
IBM, initially with IBM research and later in IBM’s software group. Dr.
Gopal holds 23 U.S. patents.
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