SOLNA, Sweden, Feb. 15, 2016 – International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global supplier of integrated ERP, warehouse management systems (WMS) and supply chain solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayne Archbold as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
Archbold is a seasoned executive with 18 years of experience in the ERP sector, most recently at Sage Group plc, where she led the global mid-market and enterprise customer business. Known for her keen attention to people and customer engagement, Archbold has a track record of driving product innovation, operational transformation and growth.
“I’m delighted to join IBS. With its fantastic pool of talent, loyal customer base and a reputation for outstanding service, IBS is a strong business with great potential,” said Archbold. “IBS is a uniquely qualified partner for businesses looking to adapt to the rapid changes sweeping through the distribution sector. I look forward to working with the team at IBS to deliver world-class products and services to our current and future customers.”
“We are extremely pleased to name Jayne Archbold as CEO of IBS. Her impressive record of achievement over a long career in the industry, combined with her passion for people including customers, employees and partners, makes her supremely qualified to lead IBS and fulfill our shared vision for the future of the business,” said Steven Hargreaves, who had been serving as interim CEO pending a search conducted by the company.
Archbold, an experienced CEO and managing director, has a record of delivering profitable growth in enterprise software businesses. At Sage Group plc, since 1997, Archbold’s career developed through management and leadership roles of consistently growing scope and achievement. Most recently, she was CEO of Sage Mid-Market Division Europe, responsible for expanding the company’s first-ever global ERP product into new geographies and taking it from regional to global distribution, achieving double-digit growth during the last 12 months in her post. Archbold represents the ERP sector as an active council member of Gerson Lehrman Group, the world’s leading platform for professional learning.