Ajei S. Gopal has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2017. From August 2016 through December 2016, Dr. Gopal was our President and Chief Operating Officer. He has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2011. From April 2013 until he joined ANSYS, Dr. Gopal was an operating partner at Silver Lake. From 2011 until 2013, he was senior vice president at Hewlett Packard. Prior to that, Dr. Gopal was executive vice president at CA Technologies, which he joined in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he was with Symantec Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer. Earlier, Dr. Gopal served as chief executive officer and a member of the Board of Directors of ReefEdge Networks, a company he co-founded in 2000. Before that, he worked at IBM from 1991 to 2000, initially at IBM Research and later in IBM’s Software Group. He began his career as a member of the technical staff at Bell Communications Research. Dr. Gopal has a doctorate in computer science from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. His background in both technology and senior management of large software and technology companies, along with his experience in global operations and business development, provide significant insight for the Company.