First Derivatives adds BMC Software CEO Ayman Sayed to its board
Financial data analytics company First Derivatives (FD) has announced the appointment of Ayman Sayed as a Non-Executive Director of the Group with effect from 1 July 2020. This company said that this Board appointment supports the Group’s strategy to continue to enhance its product engineering capability, deliver world class solutions and grow its software revenue.
Ayman Sayed is the President and CEO of BMC Software Inc., a global enterprise software company headquartered in Houston, Texas. He brings extensive experience in enterprise technology and a track record of driving business success through growth strategies focused on product innovation to the Group. Prior to his current role he was President and Chief Product Officer of CA Technologies Inc., a Fortune 500 company acquired by Broadcom Inc., where he was responsible for the vision, strategy, development and success of the company’s portfolio of products and solutions. Ayman holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cairo University.
“I am excited to join FD, a company with world-leading technology operating in several valuable and high growth markets”, said Ayman Sayed of his appointment. “The world of technology continues to evolve at a pace that requires faster delivery of innovation. I am pleased to join the Board and look forward to working with the management team to drive business growth through world-class products.”
Donna Troy, Chairman of FD, said:
“Ayman’s CEO experience at leading enterprise software companies and his deep engineering background bring highly relevant and valuable skills that will assist the Group’s strategy. I am delighted to welcome him to the Board.”
This marks the second major personnel move by FD over the past month. In early June the company named former Lloyds executive David Humphries as First Derivatives’ new COO.