ANSYS Appoints Janet Lee as General Counsel

Legal veteran brings decades of experience to engineering simulation leader

PITTSBURGH, June 20, 2017 – ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) is adding to the ranks of its executive team by bringing on legal veteran Janet Lee as general counsel. Lee will help the engineering simulation leader navigate sophisticated legal topics as it enters the next phase of its growth.

Janet LeeLee brings ANSYS international legal and business expertise from more than two decades of experience working at law firms and high-tech companies around the world. She most recently served as senior legal officer at HERE Technologies, a global mapping and location services provider spun off in 2015 from Nokia Corporation. At HERE, she oversaw all legal and compliance activities and managed the patent portfolio.

Prior to that, she held leadership roles at Nokia, AOL and Renaissance Capital Group and worked at law firms in the United States and Russia. Lee is a graduate of Stanford Law School and earned a master’s in Russian studies from Harvard and a bachelor’s in economics and Russian from the University of Michigan.

“Janet has an outstanding pedigree and amazing experience both in the legal as well as general business fields,” said Ajei Gopal, ANSYS CEO. “Given her experience in the high-tech industry as well as her extensive background in international law, she will help ANSYS navigate our multiple roads to market, including partnerships and acquisitions.”

“For nearly 50 years, ANSYS has built an outstanding reputation of delivering leading engineering simulation solutions to industries around the world,” Lee said. “I’m looking forward to working with ANSYS’ great management team, its seasoned board of directors and its outstanding legal department – to help this great company write the next chapter in its storied history.”

About ANSYS, Inc.

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs thousands of professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

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