DARREN ROOS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Darren Roos has been the spearhead of IFS as CEO since April 2018. Fearless in challenging the status quo, he’s at the front of it’s vision of stable growth through authenticity and integrity. With a belief in being resilient, resourceful and putting problem-solving to the fore, he’s overseen the advancement of the company’s position in Field Service Management, Enterprise Asset Management and Enterprise Resource Planning.
Darren’s career building global software businesses spans over 20 years. Shouldering end-to-end responsibility for all product and the well-being and efficiency of 4,000 staff, Darren was the President of SAP’s global ERP Cloud business. With a reputation for being connected, direct and invested, he also delivered his brand of consistency as General Manager of Northern Europe and Chief Operating Officer of EMEA for the company.
No less significant is the time he spent with Software AG as President of EMEA, APJ, LATAM as well as being on Software AG’s Group Executive Board. With a commitment to flexibility in meeting the complex needs of customers and the market, he is a Board director at Acumatica and at Trustopia.
A respected thought-leadership writer and Cloud expert, Darren’s not frightened of bucking comfortable trends within the industry. He doesn’t see being hot-on-the-heels of the market leaders as second place; working smart doesn’t take the place of working hard; and asking for help isn’t showing weakness. He advocates being in love with what you do, focusing on outcomes rather than hurdles and facilitating customer choice at every step. Having grown up in South Africa, he understands the sound case for diversity in business.
When not in work, Darren puts as much energy into enjoying time with his wife and three children.