Carlsbad-based 3E Co., a provider of environmental health and safety compliance and information management services, appointed Uday Virkud as president and CEO, the company announced.

Virkud replaces Robert Christie, who led 3E since 2004. 3E is a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq: VRSK).

Virkud, who has a background in risk management, joins 3E from AIR Worldwide, also a Verisk company, where he worked for 17 years. He most recently was its executive vice president and was responsible for international business development, strategic growth initiatives and product development. Before joining AIR, he worked as a transportation planning engineer and consultant.

Virkud holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, a master’s degree in engineering management from Northeastern University, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.