08 January 2018, Trivandrum: IBS Software, the leading provider of new-generation IT solutions to the global Travel, Transportation and Logistics industry, announced the appointment of Anand Krishnan as its Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the IBS Group Executive Chairman V K Mathews, Anand will lead IBS’ worldwide operations and over 3000 employees globally.
"Anand's prior experience in operating global businesses, leading multinational and multicultural workforces & driving growth make him eminently suitable for leading IBS through the next phase in our journey", says V K Mathews. “With over 170 customers and counting, IBS is at an inflection point. I am confident that Anand will be able to help unleash its potential and drive towards its goals."
Anand comes to IBS with a 20-yr track record of building high-growth software businesses. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice-President at Canonical Software where he led the commercialization and growth of the Ubuntu business. Prior to that, he held several executive positions over a decade at Microsoft Corp and was responsible for launching and growing Microsoft’s Cloud business internationally. Before that, he was an early-hire at enterprise software startup Trilogy Software and helped scale the company to triple-digit millions in revenues. Anand holds a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA from Stanford University. He remains based in London.“
IBS has deep customer relationships, a track record of products that deliver as promised, strong domain expertise and a deep pool of talent to pull from,” said Anand. "As our customers look for ways to become truly digitally-enabled, we have an incredible opportunity to help transform the Travel industry. I couldn’t be more excited about joining the IBS team and working on that mission"