French, born 1957
Thibault de Tersant was a member of the Board of Dassault Systèmes from 1993 until July 2020 and he was CFO from 1988 until 2018. He has been also Executive Vice President since 1988 and Senior EVP since 2006. He was named Senior Executive Vice President and General Secretary in January 2018.
During his tenure in Dassault Systèmes, Thibault, who, as CFO, managed an organization in charge of Finance, Legal, Sales Administration, Pricing, Contracts Negotiations, Internal Control and M&A, has conducted more than 80 successful acquisitions totalling around USD 5 billion. He oversaw Dassault Systèmes’ successful initial public offering on the Paris and Nasdaq stock exchanges in 1996, as well as a secondary offering in 1997. Thibault, in his capacity of General Secretary is responsible for new business models definition, pricing, corporate structure and governance, compliance and overviews various Dassault Systèmes business assignments. He is also co-chair of the Dassault Systèmes sustainability committee and Chairman of the Dassault Systèmes Foundation. He has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry.
Thibault is an independent Board member of Peugeot Invest, a French listed investment company. He is also member of the Board and Executive Committee of Numeum, the French syndicate of companies working in the digital domain.
Thibault is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School and of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.