Apr 03 2008

Dassault Systèmes Creates New Senior Executive Position & Appoints Laurence Dors as Senior EVP,Global Development & Resources

Suresnes, France, April 3, 2008- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Laurence Dors-Meary has joined DS as Senior Executive Vice President, Global Development and Resources, a new position within the group.   

“Our growth roadmap calls for a reinforcement of our Executive Committee.  Laurence will help bring the group to its next development stage, focusing on our international operational efficiency with the goal to significantly increase our global customer reach,” says Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Laurence’s strategic mission is to further extend and integrate our highly skilled teams, thus providing increased value to our customers and partners.”

Laurence Dors-Meary, 52 years old, will report directly to Bernard Charlès.  She joins Dassault Systèmes with a rich international experience, having held such positions with several global companies.  In the corporate world, Laurence was the Corporate Secretary for EADS Group, advising the Chairman and CEO on all corporate and management issues.  She drove the merger and transformation of the international entities of Lagardère, Matra, Aérospatiale and EADS.  Laurence held a position as advisor on international economic matters to the French Prime Minister Alain Juppé and Minister of Economy Edmond Alphandéry. She also held several executive management positions in the international services of the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. 

“I am thrilled to be joining a company full of such passionate and creative talents,” says Laurence Dors-Meary.  “Helping these talents reveal the value of collaborative innovation for the industry and its prosperity will be my mission.  In this light I will foster Dassault Systèmes’ development, enhancing its value for employees, customers and shareholders.” 

As part of her actions for the company, Laurence will harmonize Dassault Systèmes’ global footprint by streamlining its international operations, offices and resources, as well as orchestrating its corporate social responsibility.