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ANSYS Inc (ANSS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ronald Hovsepian

54 2014 Non-executive Chairman of the board, Lead Independent Director

Ajei Gopal

54 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

James Cashman

62 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Maria Shields

51 1998 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance and Administration

Robert Kocis

46 2014 Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Support

Mark Hindsbo

44 2015 Vice President - Marketing

Walid Abu-Hadba

50 2013 Chief Product Officer

Guy Dubois

57 2015 Independent Director

William McDermott

54 2007 Independent Director

Bradford Morley

69 2001 Independent Director

Barbara Scherer

60 2013 Independent Director

Michael Thurk

63 2007 Independent Director

Patrick Zilvitis

73 2014 Independent Director

N Annette Arribas

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Ronald Hovsepian

Mr. Ronald W. Hovsepian is re-designated as Lead Independent Director of the Company, effective as of January 1, 2017. He was Non-executive Chairman of the board, Lead Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Hovsepian was appointed president, chief executive officer and director of Intralinks, Inc. in December 2011. Previously, Mr. Hovsepian served as president and chief executive officer of Novell, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. He joined Novell in 2003 as executive vice president and president, worldwide field operations. Prior to his time at Novell, Mr. Hovsepian spent from 2000 to 2003 in venture capital – as a managing director with Internet Capital Group and with Bear Stearns Asset Management. He started his career at IBM and served in a number of executive positions over an approximately 16-year period. Mr. Hovsepian has served as a member of the Board of Directors for ANN Inc. from 1998 to 2015, and also served as the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of ANN Inc. from 2005 to 2015. Mr. Hovsepian received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College. His extensive experience in the technology and software industries as a chief executive officer, senior manager and venture capital investor positions him to contribute significantly to the Company’s Board of Directors and provide guidance in the areas of sales, marketing and product development.

Ajei Gopal

Dr. Ajei S. Gopal is re-designated as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company, effective as of January 1, 2017. He was Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Dr. Gopal joined the ANSYS Board in February 2011. Dr. Gopal has been an operating partner at Silver Lake since April 2013. In 2016, he served as interim president and chief operating officer at Symantec Corporation, where he led the acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc. Prior to Silver Lake, he was senior vice president at Hewlett-Packard since 2011. Prior to joining HP, Dr. Gopal was executive vice president at CA Technologies, which he joined in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer of Symantec Corporation. 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 23 U.S. patents to his name and has a doctorate in computer science from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

James Cashman

Mr. James E. Cashman, III, is re-designated as Chairman of the Board of the Company, effective as of January 1, 2017. He was President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Cashman served as senior vice president of operations upon joining the Company in September 1997 until April 1999. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cashman was vice president of marketing and international operations at PAR Technology Corporation, a computer software and hardware company involved in transaction processing, from 1995 to September 1997. From 1992 to 1994, he was vice president of product development and marketing at Metaphase Technology, Inc., a product data management company, which was a joint venture of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation and Control Data Systems. Prior to joining Metaphase, Mr. Cashman was employed by Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, a computer aided design company, from 1976 to 1992, in a number of sales and technical positions. Mr. Cashman is also chairman of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and a member of the Board of Directors of Industrial Scientific Corporation, and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Mr. Cashman’s experience includes senior responsibilities in technology, product and market strategy management as well as sales, operational and international functions prior to his general management role with the Company for the past 18 years. His long-standing vision and well-diversified background are key components of the Company’s board structure and effectiveness. .

Maria Shields

Ms. Maria T. Shields is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance and Administration of Ansys, Inc. Previously, she served as corporate controller since September 1994 and as a vice president since May 1998. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Shields held various positions as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche LLP, including that of audit manager. Ms. Shields serves as a Director of the First National Bank Pittsburgh Community Board and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. Ms. Shields holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

Robert Kocis

Mr. Robert Kocis was Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Support of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kocis spent the past 16 years with PTC, Inc., a U.S. based computer software company specializing in 3D design software, product lifecycle management, and service management solutions. He holds a bachelor of science in Marine Engineering Systems from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and also graduated from the General Dynamics Nuclear Engineering School.

Mark Hindsbo

Mr. Mark Hindsbo is Vice President - Marketing of the company, since June 2015. He brings a broad set of business and technical experiences across sales, marketing, business strategy, software development, and physics. Most recently he was the Sr. Vice President of Customer Success at Parallels. Mark spent over 10 years at Microsoft in roles ranging from General Manager in the Server and Tools business group, to Vice President of the Developer business in the US. Prior to this he was at The Boston Consulting Group, co-founded an interactive marketing agency, and did scientific computing at Novo Nordisk. He holds a Master of Science from the Technical University of Denmark and has done nuclear research at CERN.

Walid Abu-Hadba

Mr. Walid Abu-Hadba is Chief Product Officer of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Abu-Hadba joined ANSYS in April 2013 in the newly created position of Chief Product Officer. For the five years prior to that he was Corporate Vice President, Developer and Platform Evangelism at Microsoft Corporation, where he worked in a variety of progressively challenging management roles for 21 years including Vice President, Specialist Sales, Enterprise and Partner Group; General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan Technology center; General Manager, Global Technical Center; and Practice Manager, Advanced Technology Group. He is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor of science degree in Systems Engineering.

Guy Dubois

Mr. Guy E. Dubois is Independent Director of ANSYS, Inc., effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Dubois currently serves as a director of Guidewire Software, a NYSE-listed global provider of software for the property and casualty insurance industry, and as Chairman of the Board of The Access Group, a privately held U.K. company and leading author of integrated business management software. Since 2013, he has served as Chairman of NewVoiceMedia, a privately held UK firm specializing in cloud contact center technology. From 2013 to 2015, he was a Senior Advisor at Silver Lake, a leading private equity technology investor. From July 2011 to July 2012, he held the position of CEO at TEMENOS, a banking software provider. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Dubois served as president and CEO of MACH Group, a hub- based mobile communications exchange solutions provider. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Dubois was the EVP and president of the global products division of Amdocs. From 2005 to 2007, he was president and CEO of Cramer Systems. Between 2001 and 2005, he was EVP at PeopleSoft, where he led strategy and business development outside North America. Previously, Mr. Dubois held senior positions with Vantive, Sybase and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Dubois’ experience in senior leadership positions at software and technology companies, as well as his extensive background in international operations, provide valuable insight and perspective to the Company’s Board.

William McDermott

Mr. William R. McDermott is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. In May 2014, Mr. McDermott was appointed CEO of SAP AG. From February 2010 to May 2014, Mr. McDermott was co-CEO of SAP. He has been a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG since 2008. Prior to that appointment, Mr. McDermott was the president and chief executive officer of SAP Global Field Operations. Prior to SAP, Mr. McDermott served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales & Operations at Siebel Systems and as president of Gartner, Inc. He spent 17 years at Xerox Corporation holding various senior management positions including president of the U.S. Major Account Organization and senior vice president/general manager of Xerox Business Systems. He serves on the board of directors of Under Armour, Inc., a performance apparel company dedicated to technologically advanced products. Mr. McDermott’s experience serving and having served in top positions with large leading worldwide software and technology companies for more than 20 years provides extensive general management, international and customer-facing insight to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Bradford Morley

Mr. Bradford C. Morley is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. From 1994 through 2007, Mr. Morley served as a director for various high technology software companies, including Computer Aided Design Software, Inc., Camax Manufacturing Technologies, and CoCreate Software, Inc., where he served as chairman of the Board. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Morley was president of Applicon, Inc., a CAD/CAM subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd. Prior to that time, Mr. Morley was employed for fifteen years at Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, where he served as senior vice president and general manager. In May 2014, Mr. Morley was appointed as a Director of 20-20 Technologies Inc., a leading software supplier for professional designers, retailers and manufacturers. Mr. Morley has wide-ranging experience in operational and strategic senior management roles within companies which directly address similar or adjacent markets to those of the Company. In addition, his deep background in senior financial roles provides very valuable skills for functioning in his role as the chairman of audit committee.

Barbara Scherer

Ms. Barbara V. Scherer has been appointed as Independent Director of ANSYS, Inc., effective April 26, 2013. Ms. Scherer was senior vice president, finance and administration and chief financial officer of Plantronics, Inc., a global leader in audio communication devices for businesses and consumers from 1998-2012, and was vice president, finance and administration and chief financial officer from 1997-1998. Prior to Plantronics, Ms. Scherer held various executive management positions spanning eleven years in the disk drive industry, was an associate with The Boston Consulting Group, and was a member of the corporate finance team at ARCO in Los Angeles. Ms. Scherer is a director of Netgear, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. Ms. Scherer is also a director of Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company. From 2004 through 2010 she served as a director of Keithley Instruments, a publicly traded test and measurement company, until its acquisition by Danaher Corporation. With a career spanning more than 30 years including 25 in senior financial leadership roles in the technology industry, Ms. Scherer provides the Company with practical and strategic insight into complex financial reporting and management issues as well as significant operational expertise.

Michael Thurk

Mr. Michael C. Thurk is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Thurk is currently the managing partner for Mariposa Consulting, LLC, which provides business and technical consulting for emerging communications companies. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Thurk served as chief operating officer and member of the board at Avaya, Inc. He also held the position of president of Avaya’s Global Communications Solutions and was previously a group vice president of systems at Avaya since 2002. Mr. Thurk has also held management positions at Ericsson and several U.S. data communications companies. At Ericsson, he was executive vice president of Division Data Backbone and Optical Networks and president of Ericsson Datacom, Inc. Before Ericsson, Mr. Thurk was president of Xyplex Networks and a vice president with General DataComm. Prior to that, he worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, in various senior roles and as a vice president responsible for enterprise network related businesses. Mr. Thurk retired as a director of Acme Packet, Inc., a company specializing in border control solutions, in September 2010. Extensive general management experience at large worldwide technology-focused companies provides Mr. Thurk with the ability to contribute significantly to the Company’s strategic, technology and operational directions.

Patrick Zilvitis

Mr. Patrick J. Zilvitis is Independent Director of Ansys, Inc. Mr. Zilvitis was chief information officer and corporate vice president of The Gillette Company, a global producer of consumer goods, from 1992 through 2000. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Zilvitis managed the Consulting Services business at Digital Equipment Corporation. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Zilvitis served as president of Martin Marietta Data Systems, responsible for its commercial systems integration, software and timesharing businesses and company-wide internal information technology. Mr. Zilvitis started his career with IBM and spent 17 years in sales, product management and general management positions. Notably, he managed IBM’s Personal Computer channel for large accounts in 1981, the beginning years of the PC. Mr. Zilvitis formerly served as a director of Stocker Yale, Inc., a specialty optics manufacturer, from 2004 to 2009, and has been an independent IT consultant since his retirement from Gillette. Mr. Zilvitis’ experience both as a vendor and as a customer of information technology products and services provides unique and valuable experience and perspective as the Company develops and expands its internal information technology capabilities, integrates acquisitions, and evolves its worldwide sales model to partner with customers’ user communities and their internal information technology departments.

N Annette Arribas

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ronald Hovsepian

499,138

Ajei Gopal

496,938

James Cashman

9,987,330

Maria Shields

2,880,640

Robert Kocis

2,854,280

Mark Hindsbo

1,613,470

Walid Abu-Hadba

2,885,030

Guy Dubois

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William McDermott

506,938

Bradford Morley

495,720

Barbara Scherer

491,938

Michael Thurk

495,720

Patrick Zilvitis

506,938

N Annette Arribas

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As Of  30 Dec 2015