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Executive committee

A seasoned and internationally experienced management team


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.


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.



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



Head of Business Development

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 to take charge of international subsidiaries, business development and acquisitions.



Human Resources Director

A graduate of IAE Lyon in HRM, Karine joined CIC Lyonnaise de Banque in 1998 before moving to Lyon-based IT start-up Euro Interactive as HR Manager in 2000. In 2006, Karine joined US group Scotts Miracle Gro, where she served as Head of International HR until 2016, when she joined Visiativ as Group Human Resources Director