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VP Global Market Development Aerospace & Defense Industry chez Dassault Systèmes

Education :
Aerospace Engineering PHD (1984) + Master Degree in Space program Management (1984)
Master Degree in Management of Organization in Paris Sorbonne(1985)
Executive INSEAD Program (1997)

Professional career:

  • Schlumberger – Systems and Electronic division in sales and marketing (1985-1987)
  • IBM – Different position in Sales and marketing in the Industry, including PLM business; Sales Director of A&D Sales in France and EMEA (1997-2000)
  • ARIBA- Establishment of French Branch Office (2000-2001)
  • IBM –
    o PLM/PDM EMEA sales development (2001-2006), including overall responsibility of EADS and AIRBUS development.
    o Global Executive Director in Industry sector in charge of EADS group; leader of all PLM developments in AIRBUS, including various programs, such as A380, A400M and A350 (2007-2010)
  • Dassault Systemes:
    o VP A&D EMEA (2010-2011)
    o VP Sales Global Industry Development (2012- now)

Membership and association :

  • Active member of USAIRE (Association of United States and European Aerospace Industry Representatives) since 1996
  • Academie de l’Air et de l’Espace – Systemes engineering and modelisation commission leader since 2012
  • Member of CEPS association (Centre Etudes Prospective Stratégiques) and Defense commission
  • Member of different toulousian associations such as
    o AEROSPACE VALLEY – Aerospace Cluster
    o Club Galaxie – Space Organization
    o Toulouse sur Seine Toulouse/Paris lobbying group

Personnal :

  • Geopolitical and defense strategy passion
  • 61 years old, 5 children from first wedding and 2 from the second
  • Golf and wine testing
  • Sport cars