Bernard Charlès is a French businessperson who has been at the helm of 15 different companies. Presently, he occupies the position of Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Dassault Systèmes SE, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Dassault Systèmes SA, Chairman of Dassault Systemes Geovia, Inc., Chairman at Centric Software, Inc., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Exa Corp., Chairman at Dassault Systèmes Corp., Chairman for Dassault Systemes Simulia Corp. and Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman at Exalead SA (which are all subsidiaries of Dassault Systèmes SA) and Chairman at Dassault Systemes Solidworks Corp.
He is also on the board of Sanofi and Member of National Academy of Engineering.
In the past Dr. Charlès was Chairman at Dassault Systèmes Canada Software, Inc., Chairman-Supervisory Board at Dassault Systemes 3DExcite GmbH, Chairman at Dassault Systemes Biovia Corp., Chairman for Dassault Systemes Enovia Corp., Chairman of Delmia Corp., President for Dassault Systèmes Canada, Inc. and Member of Académie des Technologies.
Bernard Charlès received an undergraduate degree from École normale supérieure de Cachan.