Global enterprise applications company, IFS, has announced the appointment of ERP industry leader Christian Pedersen as chief product officer.

Pedersen and his team will work with customers, partners and the rest of the organization to envision, develop and deliver compelling solutions for IFS customers today and in the future. The company's investments in innovation will continue to be focused on delivering value to customers, through differentiated and effective solutions that are easy to understand and adopt by customers, prospects and partners.

Pedersen will set the direction for the company's portfolio of products that span enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise asset management (EAM) and field service management (FSM).

Under his stewardship is the suite of products and solutions which include: IFS Applications, IFS Maintenix and IFS Field Service Management. In his role, Pedersen will partner with Thomas Säld, IFS senior vice president of product development, to translate customer requirements into tangible products that deliver unmistakable business value.

“IFS has all the ingredients to deliver value to customers like nobody else: great products, committed employees and an engaged customer base," says Pedersen.

"I’m joining because I see a real opportunity for making a difference for businesses around the world and for growth within our target markets. I am confident that our products and solutions will attract even more top-tier global customers in the future.”

Darren Roos, CEO of IFS, added: “Being able to attract the industry’s top talent is a testament to the journey [we are] on. The strength of our management is second-to-none and having Christian join demonstrates our long-term commitment to our customers who will benefit from his innovative yet pragmatic approach and his focus on delivering value.”

Pedersen was previously the chief product officer and senior vice president of SAP S/4HANA Cloud, and general manager for Microsoft Dynamics ERP.