Citrix appoints Geir Ramleth as chief strategy officer

Citrix has appointed Bechtel chief information officer (CIO) Geir Ramleth as senior vice president and chief strategy officer.

Ramleth, who will be reporting to Citrix President and CEO Mark Templeton, will be responsible for strategic, technical and operational teams to fully realize the company’s vision of a software-defined workplace.

He served as SVP and chief information officer of Bechtel, where he led the company’s global transformation to cloud-based workplace services between 2002 and 2013.

Citrix chief strategy officer Geir Ramleth

He also served as president and CEO of Genuity, a Bechtel Enterprises company formed to deliver Internet and data services until its sale to GTE. Ramleth has also held management positions with Oracle, PageMart Wireless, and PacTel Personal Communications.

Ramleth will be based in the company’s Santa Clara, Calif. headquarters.

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