Gurobi Optimization Announces Promotion of Dr. Tobias Achterberg to Vice President of R&D

April 22, 2020

Beaverton, OR, April 22, 2020 – Gurobi Optimization, LLC today announced the promotion of Dr. Tobias Achterberg to the position of Vice President of Research and Development (R&D). In this new role, Dr. Achterberg will lead Gurobi’s growing R&D department, oversee the development of the Gurobi Optimizer (the world’s fastest and most powerful mathematical optimization solver), and become a member of Gurobi’s senior management team.

Dr. Achterberg – who began his career in the mathematical optimization software industry in 2006 and joined Gurobi in 2014 – previously held the positions of Senior Developer and Director of R&D at Gurobi. Over the years, he has played a crucial part in the development of the Gurobi Optimizer, which continuously sets new standards in terms of solver speed and functionality.

Dr. Achterberg managed the recent release of Gurobi 9.0 – the latest version of the Gurobi Optimizer – which delivers substantial performance improvements and contains major new features including a bilinear solver that enables non-convex quadratic optimization.

“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Achterberg as our new Vice President of R&D,” said Gurobi Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder Dr. Zonghao Gu, “This well-deserved promotion is a testament to Dr. Achterberg’s significant contribution to both our product development and the overall success of the company.”

“The promotion also illustrates the phenomenal growth that Gurobi has experienced as a company. As we continue to rapidly expand in terms of our customer base and our presence in the market, we need to increase the size of our R&D team and other teams – and we need to put in place the best people to manage these growing teams. Dr. Achterberg is one of those people, and we are confident that – with him at the helm of our R&D team – we can continue to be the global leader in mathematical optimization software,” Gu added.

Commenting on his new role, Achterberg said: “I look forward to leading Gurobi’s growing R&D team and spearheading the development of the Gurobi Optimizer in the years to come – ensuring that it remains the best-of-breed mathematical optimization solver.”

About Gurobi Optimization

Gurobi produces the world’s fastest and most powerful mathematical optimization solver – the Gurobi Optimizer – which is used by leading global companies across more than 40 different industries to rapidly solve their complex, real-world problems and make automated decisions that optimize their efficiency and profitability.

As the market leader in mathematical optimization software, we aim to deliver not only the best solver, but also the best support – so that companies can fully leverage the power of mathematical optimization (on its own or in combination with other AI techniques such as machine learning) to drive optimal business decisions and outcomes.

Founded in 2008, Gurobi has operations across the USA, Europe, and Asia and more than 2,400 customers globally including Air France, Uber, and the National Football League (NFL). For more information, please visit or call +1 713 871 9341.


Isela Warner
Gurobi Optimization, LLC