Chief Executive Officer, Dassault Systèmes
Bernard Charlès has positioned Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D software, as the preferred partner for innovation, empowering businesses with sustainable step-changes in competitive performance. He has helped instill a culture of ongoing innovation to make science part of the company’s DNA.
He strengthened Dassault Systèmes' commercial footprint, and under his leadership, “the 3DEXPERIENCE Company” ventured into more diversified industries and expanded its portfolio, notably through an innovative policy of acquisitions and brand creations. To support the Company’s strategy and provide a strong and stable platform for growth, Charlès also orchestrated the flotation of Dassault Systèmes on the American and French stock markets.
The inspiration behind digital mock-up, product lifecycle management and 3DEXPERIENCE, Bernard Charlès firmly believes that 3D technology is about making possible the impossible: 3D universes are the most powerful vehicle for testing concepts and creating the future, and stretching the limits of science to drive progress in society. Dassault Systèmes’ strategic developments reflect his conviction that imagining sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life is the only way that business, science and society can co-exist in the future.