First Derivatives

Ayman Sayed Joins First Derivatives as Non-Executive Director

First Derivatives Plc, a leading global player in capital markets technology market revealed the appointment of new member to its board of directors in its latest update. According to statement released by the firm, it has onboarded Mr. Ayman Sayed to serve as Non-Executive Director of the group. The move was first made public via the firm’s update filed to London Stock Exchange according to which this move is a part of the firm’s efforts geared towards boosting strength and support for enhancing its product engineering capabilities, delivering solutions and growing its software revenue. Mr. Sayed is an expert in enterprise grade software and technology verticals with more than 25 years of experience. Aside from his current role at First Derivatives board, he is also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMC Software, a California based software giant.

Ayman Sayed, Non-Executive Director at First Derivatives Plc

Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Product Officer of CA Technologies Inc, a fortune 500 company which has since been acquired Broadcom Inc. He served at CA Tech for three and a half years during which he was responsible for the firm’s vision, strategy, development and success of its products and services. Ayman spent most of his career serving under Cisco Systems having remained a part of the firm for more than 16 years. During his term with the technology giant, he served in numerous key roles such as Sr.Director of Engineering – Core Routing Business Unit, VP of Engineering – NSSTG & Unified Access Business unit and SVP of network operating systems technology group. He began his career as Director of Software Development at Plaintree Systems in 1994 after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Cairo University.

Commenting on his new role at the firm, Ayman Sayed said “I am excited to join FD, a company with world-leading technology operating in several valuable and high growth markets. The world of technology continues to evolve at a pace that requires faster delivery of innovation. I am pleased to join the Board and look forward to working with the management team to drive business growth through world-class products”.

Speaking about Ayman’s addition to the team, Donna Troy – Chairman of First Derivatives Plc said “Ayman’s CEO experience at leading enterprise software companies and his deep engineering background bring highly relevant and valuable skills that will assist the Group’s strategy. I am delighted to welcome him to the Board”.