Sophis appoints new sales director to spearhead aggressive growth targets in Middle East region

London - 7 October 2009

Sophis, a leading provider of cross-asset, front-to-back portfolio and risk management solutions, today announced that it has appointed Ian Evans as its new sales director for the Middle East region. Based in Dubai for the past 10 years, Ian joins Sophis from Thomson Reuters Risk Management, where he was business manager for Enterprise Solutions.

At Sophis, Ian will be responsible for new business development in the Middle East region, which includes key financial centres in Bahrain, Dubai and Doha.

Ian has 25 years’ experience of the financial software marketplace. He began his career as an IT manager responsible for implementing commodity trading systems, then undertook various roles with TIBCO, Reuters and finally Thomson Reuters Risk Management. He has a wealth of experience across all disciplines, including business development, financial management and quality software delivery.

Sebastien Roussotte, COO of Sophis, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the team at Sophis. He has an exemplary record in the financial markets software sector as well as a long-term background in the Middle East region. The combination of these two qualities makes Ian an excellent candidate for the job.”

Ian Evans commented: “I’m very excited to be taking up this new role with Sophis. The market in the Middle East is developing extremely quickly and Sophis’ technology meets the needs of financial institutions that are building new portfolio and risk management systems.”

Sophis has recently relocated to new offices in Dubai’s renowned International Financial Centre to accommodate its growing team which has doubled in size over the past 12 months. From its new location in the heart of Dubai’s financial services sector, Sophis will continue to expand its sales and consulting teams to support financial institutions across the Middle East.

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