Based in the UK, Edgar takes over from Karl Jacoby who will remain as chairman and non-executive director.

Edgar is responsible for leading the next phase of growth for the global software business, building on recent customer success and emerging opportunities in Europe and North America. Focusing on the company’s key products Urgent, Techniche EV and Statseeker, early objectives include capitalising on the fast-growing EV markets in multiple regions and reviewing existing go-to-market strategies.

With more than 20 years of enterprise software experience, Edgar was previously CEO at Lytt, the oil well technology firm owned by BP’s early-stage ventures arm Launchpad, where she was responsible for driving significant commercial growth and business value for clients across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Other roles have included VP of strategic alliances at SAP, director at PwC UK, and an advisor to several start-ups in London-based tech incubators. Edgar has also featured in Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK Technology and the Women in IT Awards.

Techniche’s flagship products include Urgent and Techniche EV, which are used by fuel and convenience retailers and charge point operators around the world, including BP and EasyGo to automate the maintenance of assets, and Statseeker, which monitors the performance of IT networks for customers including BNP Paribas and Walmart.

“Techniche is well positioned to take advantage of the evolution of fuel retail, convenience and forecourts as the world moves towards net zero,” commented Edgar on her new role. “The company is well-known for delivering pioneering products and services to fuel retail customers to help them improve asset uptime and their customer experience. The next stage in the roadmap is to develop new markets across the EV ecosystem, helping charge point operators improve reliability. In network monitoring, many Fortune 500 companies rely on Statseeker as an integral part of their daily operations and I look forward to creating new go-to-market strategies to maximise its business potential.”