Thibault de Tersant

Chairman, Non-executive Director

French, born 1957

Thibault de Tersant has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2023.
He was a member of the Board of Dassault Systèmes from 1993 until July 2020 and he was CFO from 1988 until 2018. He was named Senior Executive Vice President and General Secretary in January 2018.

During his tenure at Dassault Systèmes, Thibault, who, as CFO, managed an organization in charge of Finance, Legal, Sales Administration, Pricing, Contracts Negotiations, Internal Control and M&A, conducted more than 80 successful acquisitions totaling 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 as General Secretary, is responsible for corporate structure and governance, compliance and overviews various Dassault Systèmes businesses. He is also Co-Chair of the Dassault Systèmes Sustainability Committee and Chairman of the Dassault Systèmes Foundation. He is also member of the Board and bureau of the Semaines Sociales de France, a non-profit association. He has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry.
Thibault 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.