French, born 1957
Thibault de Tersant has been a member of the Board of Dassault Systèmes since 1993 and until 22 July 2020 and has been executive vice president and CFO of the company 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, internal audit and various 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 a graduate of the ESSEC Business School and of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.