Stephen Keys is Regional President of IFS’s business in APJ, ME&A. In this role, Stephen 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.

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.

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector, Stephen’s philosophy for business growth is based on empowering the individual with the requisite knowledge, values and vision to achieve success. 

As a passionate champion for corporate social responsibility (CSR), Stephen personally oversees a number of global programs aimed at helping the local community in which IFS operates, including the IFS Foundation, which was launched in 2019 with goal of breaking the poverty cycle and improve living conditions in remote and rural parts of Sri Lanka. 

Stephen was also instrumental in establishing the IFS CSR Day, which is a way to encourage IFS staff to engage in local community projects that matter to them by giving everyone an extra day of leave to pursue CSR activities.

Stephen lives in Singapore.