New Leadership to Drive the “Virtual Planet” Brand

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — July 8, 2015 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Raoul Jacquand has been named CEO of its GEOVIA brand.  He is responsible for managing and developing GEOVIA’s business and strategies worldwide, including extending the scope of GEOVIA applications powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to help deliver sustainable solutions to the natural resources industry.  Raoul Jacquand replaces Rick Moignard, who has retired.

“The GEOVIA brand offers a holistic response to the exponential challenges that the world is facing in natural resources and urbanization, and Raoul’s talent and experience will drive GEOVIA as we accompany the natural resources industry in its progressive digital transformation,” said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes. 

Raoul Jacquand, 43 years old, brings 20 years of experience in the geoscience and technology industries to Dassault Systèmes. Prior to joining the company, he was Executive Vice President, Geomarkets Sales & Marketing at CGG, a fully integrated geoscience company providing geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities for clients in the global oil and gas sectors. Before this, he worked for more than a decade in international telecommunications at Nortel, holding senior-level engineering and marketing positions. Raoul Jacquand is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique in France and earned his MSc degree in signal processing and digital communications from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications in Paris.

Dassault Systèmes created the GEOVIA brand in 2012 to improve predictability, efficiency, safety and sustainability within the natural resources industry.  Today, Dassault Systèmes’ GEOVIA applications are used to model and simulate the planet—from the vast expanse of the geosphere to the smallest details of urban settlements—thanks to expertise in territorial development and underground works.  As part of this “virtual planet,” GEOVIA applications help mining customers develop and run more efficient mines, and cities worldwide visualize the effects of future urbanization on their citizens, infrastructure and resources. 

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit