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Indian American on BEA's board

Kiran Patel, CFO of Intuit Inc, is now among the board of directors of the Californian software firm BEA.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2007 11:38 IST

Leading Californian software firm BEA Systems has appointed an Indian American to its board of directors.

Kiran Patel, 58, presently the senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Intuit Inc, was appointed to the BEA board on Thursday for his deep and extensive understanding of the software industry.

"Kiran is a respected and established industry veteran whose extensive business development, financial and operating experience will be a tremendous asset for the company as we continue to focus on our financial performance for sustainable, profitable growth," said Alfred Chuang, chairman and chief executive officer of BEA Systems, Inc.

BEA is best known for products like WebLogic Server, WebLogic Workshop, WebLogic Portal, JRockit and Tuxedo in the computer industry.

Patel is a certified public accountant and holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, according to a company press release.

"BEA's combination of business leadership, market execution and customer momentum is compelling," said Patel.

"I am excited to join such a solid company, so well-positioned for the next wave of innovation."

BEA Systems, Inc founded in 1995 is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software.

The company provides technology, solutions and services to over 15,000 customers, many of them Fortune 500 firms, to run their businesses smoothly. BEA has 77 offices in 37 countries.

First Published: Feb 16, 2007 12:06 IST