Management & Board of Directors

Dr. Ajei S. Gopal

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ajei Gopal has served as Ansys’ president and chief executive officer since January 2017. From August 2016 to December 2016, he served as our president and chief operating officer. Ajei was appointed an independent director of the board in 2011. From 2013 to 2016, Ajei was an operating partner at Silver Lake, a leading private equity technology investor. His employment at Silver Lake included a secondment as interim president and chief operating officer at Symantec Corporation. From 2011 until 2013, he was senior vice president at Hewlett Packard. Ajei was executive vice president at CA Technologies from 2006 until 2011. From 2004 to 2006, he worked at Symantec Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Earlier, he was chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of ReefEdge Networks, a company he co-founded in 2000. He worked at IBM from 1991 to 2000, initially at IBM Research and later in IBM’s
Software Group.

Ajei also serves on the board of directors of Citrix Systems, Inc., a multinational software company.

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