Management

Dr. Prith Banerjee

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Prith Banerjee is the Chief Technology Officer of Ansys. He is responsible for leading the evolution of Ansys’ Technology strategy and will champion the company’s next phase of innovation and growth. Previously, he was Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry where he was responsible for IOT and Digital Transformation in the Global Industrial Practice. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Schneider Electric. Previously, he was Managing Director of Global Technology Research and Development at Accenture. Formerly, he was Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of ABB, a power and automation company in Zurich, Switzerland. Earlier, he was Senior Vice President of Research at HP and Director of HP Labs. Formerly, he was Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly, he was the Walter P. Murphy Professor and Chairman of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northwestern University. Prior to that, he was Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2000, he founded AccelChip, a developer of products for electronic design automation, which was acquired by Xilinx Inc. in 2006. During 2005-2011, he was Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of BINACHIP Inc., a developer of products in electronic design automation. His research interests are in electronic design automation, and parallel computing, and he is the author of about 350 research papers in journals and conferences. He was listed in the FastCompany list of 100 top business leaders in 2009. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE, and a recipient of the 1996 ASEE Terman Award and the 1987 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He received a B.Tech. (President's Gold Medalist) in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.

Maria T. Shields has been our senior vice president and chief financial officer since September 1998. Previously, she served as Ansys’ corporate controller and as a vice president. Prior to joining Ansys, Maria held various positions as a CPA with Deloitte and Touche LLP, including that of audit manager. Maria serves as a director of the First National Bank Pittsburgh Community Board and as a member of the board of trustees of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.

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