Laurent Couillard is CEO of EXALEAD, Dassault Systèmes' brand for Search Based Innovation. Mr. Couillard joined Dassault Systèmes as an application engineer in 1996, most recently serving as Vice-President Sales and Distribution for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In that post, he played a central role in the sales transformation of 3DS, establishing a powerful reseller channel for all PLM brands and contracting with more than 140 companies.
As CEO of EXALEAD, his mission is to accelerate the market penetration of applications based on search technologies. Mr. Couillard holds a M.S. from Sup'Aero (Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace) in Toulouse, France.