Dassault Systemes appoints Samson Khaou India managing director
New Delhi: France-based 3D software firm Dassault Systemes SA on Thursday said it has appointed Samson Khaou managing director for India.
Khaou will develop Dassault Systemes India business strategy in line with the country’s opportunities, a company release said.
He joined Dassault Systemes in 1989 and has spent more than 15 years in Asia. In the last 10 years, he launched Dassault Systemes operations in Korea, and then took responsibility of industry services for Europe before leading the Asia Pacific South operations in 2011.
“I am delighted to take on the responsibility to spearhead Dassault Systemes India’s strong focus to leverage the opportunities which the country offers,” Khaou said.
Chandan Chowdhury, who had been the managing director of Dassault Systemes India over the last five years, will be taking over a new role as vice-president (global affairs and business development). Chandan will be in charge of defining new engagement and business models, focusing on the government’s initiatives in areas such as the Make in India programme, urban transformation, digital India programme, smart cities programme and developing centres of excellence for creating industry-ready professionals.
“India is a key market for the company and we are looking at it with increased interest and business opportunities in the coming times,” said Sylvain Laurent, executive vice-president, global field operations (Asia-Oceania), worldwide business transformation, Dassault Systemes.