Indian-origin Ajei Gopal named CEO of ANSYS

Sep 1, 2016 12:15 IST

ASYSA software industry veteran Ajei Gopal on 30 August 2016 was named the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a leading US company ANSYS.

Gopal will take over the charge of the Pennsylvania-based company with effect from 1 January 1 2017.

James Cashman, who has served as ANSYS’ CEO since 2000, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective from January 2017.

Who is Ajei Gopal?

Gopal began his career as a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research.

He has served as a member of the ANSYS Board since 2011.

Previously, he served as interim president and COO at California-based technology company Symantec.

He was senior vice president and general manager at Hewlett-Packard from 2011.

He worked at IBM from 1991 to 2000.

He has 23 US patents to his name.

He has obtained a doctorate in computer science from Cornell University. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.

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ANSYS produces engineering simulation software used for testing product designs across a wide spectrum of industries including rockets and wearable technology.

The company was founded in 1970 by John A. Swanson as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc (SASI).

SASI developed its business in parallel with the growth in computer technology and engineering needs.

In 1994, SASI was sold to TA Associates.

The new owners took SASI’s leading software, called ANSYS, as their flagship product and designated ANSYS, Inc. as the new company name.

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