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Executive committee


A seasoned and internationally experienced management team

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Laurent FIARD

Co-founder and CEO


Laurent completed technical studies, and acquired a master’s degree in marketing and sales. His first sales experience was with a Hewlett-Packard distributor in Grenoble. He joined AGS in 1988 in sales, before becoming an executive alongside Christian Donzel in 1997. After chairing the Digital Cluster (from 2012 to 2014), he has chaired the MEDEF Lyon-Rhône chapter since 2014.

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Christian DONZEL

Co-founder and COO


Christian completed technical courses at CNAM and at IFG. He worked for 17 years in the engineering department of Rhône-Poulenc. In 1987, in Lyon, he acquired AGS, a subsidiary of the Switzerland-based developer of the Visionael CAD software. This was where the Visiativ adventure began 30 years ago.

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Olivier STEPHAN

Deputy Managing Director, Finance and Support


A graduate of Brest Business School and DESCF, Olivier began his career at Matra Communication as Administrative and Finance Director in 1988. He joined Bouygues Telecom in 1995 and the SEB group in 2005, where he held positions as Director of World Management Control, Accounting and then Financial Information. Since April 2015, he has been Deputy Managing Director, Finance and Support at Visiativ

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Olivier BLACHON

Deputy Managing Director, Solutions


With an engineering degree from ECAM Lyon in 1988, Olivier joined AGS France in 1989. He was subsequently appointed Chief Operating Officer of Axemble, leader in the distribution of SolidWorks in France, in 2003. In 2015, Olivier joined the management team. He is now in charge of Visiativ Solutions division.

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Bruno DEMORTIERE

Deputy Managing Director, Software and Consulting


Graduated from emlyon business school, Bruno began his career as a consultant and business engineer in consulting firms. He is the co-founder and CEO of the ABGI Group, an international consulting firm with offices in France, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil. He is specialized in strategic management, structuring and operational efficiency. Bruno joined Visiativ in 2018 and is now Deputy Managing Director of the Software and Consulting divisions.