IFS has today announced the appointment of Johan Made as chief commercial officer.
Made joins IFS from Infor where he was executive vice president for North, West and East Europe. Prior to this, Made was managing director for SAP in Sweden, and has also held senior leadership roles at Oracle, Hyperion and IBM.
In the newly created role at IFS, Made will be responsible for driving the company’s growth strategy through inorganic investments and development initiatives, including mergers and acquisitions.
Made joins the IFS executive leadership team at an important time in IFS’s growth journey. With the recent launch of IFS cloud, IFS is aiming to help more customers realise value faster and drive the cost of ownership down. The technology is not only a new proposition for customers, but IFS cloud is changing how IFS operates, with twice yearly updates that will keep customers evergreen, a voice of the customer program that sets a new industry benchmark, and rapid innovation-to-impact capabilities.
Commenting on the appointment, Darren Roos, CEO at IFS, said: “Johan is a passionate leader who is known for helping people and companies achieve their best. We have worked together before, so I have seen him in action. Johan will be a great addition to my executive leadership team, and I’m looking forward to seeing his contribution help us build on the momentum we have achieved in the market, as well as further improve our commercial strategies and capabilities.”
Johan Made, chief commercial officer at IFS, said: “IFS has been on my radar for many years. However most recently I have seen the company transform into the most agile and customer-committed vendor in the industry – clearly this was something that was attractive to me. There is a lot of opportunity for further growth, and I believe IFS has the right people, technology and partners to move faster and add more value to its customers than any of its peers. These are the ingredients that enable IFS itself to deliver amazing moments of service to its own customers.”
Jonas Persson, chairperson of IFS, added: “Adding the industry’s best talent is hugely important for any growth business like IFS. Having achieved 26% year on year growth in software revenue in 2020, it makes perfect sense to have Johan join us. He has a stellar track record, really understands the market, and is hugely passionate in the way he leads.”