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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Alain de Rouvray

1991 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Vincent Chaillou

Member of the Group Executive Committee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer-Edition Operations, Director, Acting Executive Vice President-Product Operations

Laurent Bastian

47 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Christopher Saint John

2013 Member of the Group Executive Committee, Director of the Distribution Division and Field Operations, Chief Operating Officer

Peter Schmitt

Executive Vice President Sales and Operational Marketing, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Christian Matzen

2016 Executive Vice President, Immersive Virtual Prototyping; Member of the Group Executive Committee

Mike Salari

Executive Vice President Engineering Services, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Christian Tanasescu

2016 Executive Vice President Systems Modeling and Data Analytics, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Niels Kimmel

Director of Information Technology

Argiris Kamoulakos

Scientific Director

Yunus Shah

Operational Vice President for Product Engineering

Corinne Romefort-Regnier

Corporate Governance and Financial Communication Manager, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Marco Gremaud

2016 Executive Managing Director of EMEA, Member of the Group Executive Committee

Cristel de Rouvray

1999 Director

Jacques Dubois

1991 Director

Michel Barbier de la Serre

2005 Independent Director

Francis Jacques Bernard

2007 Independent Director

Eric d'Hotelans

2008 Independent Director

Charles-Helen des Isnards

2007 Independent Director

Othman Laraki

2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Alain de Rouvray

Dr. Alain de Rouvray has served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of ESI Group SA since January 28, 1991. He is Chairman of Company's Strategy Committee and Member of Technology and Marketing Committee, as well as Member of Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. Dr. de Rouvray was a Research Engineer at the Ecole Polytechnique in the Solid Mechanics Laboratory in 1972 and then from 1972 to 1976 was Director of the Advanced Mechanics Department of the Societe Informatique Internationale, a subsidiary of Informatique Scientifique du Groupe CISI et du Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique. He created ESI in 1973 and was the Chief Executive Officer and Commercial Director from 1973 to 1990. He graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris and Universite de Sorbonne in 1967 and holds a Ph.D degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1971.

Vincent Chaillou

Dr. Vincent Chaillou is Member of the Group Executive Committee, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Edition Operations, Director and Acting Executive Vice President of Product Operations at ESI Group SA. He became a Director on July 1, 2004. He holds a Ph.D in civil engineering from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees (1973) and an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique (1971). Before joining ESI Group in 1994, he was General Manager of the AEC business unit of Computervision for worldwide operations (which has now merged with PTC). During his 16 years with Computervision, he served several management positions in sales, marketing and general management, specifically of Asia-Pacific. From 1994-1998, he was Regional Vice-President for the American territory within ESI Group, and since May 2004 President and CEO of ESI Software India and ESI United States R&D.

Laurent Bastian

Mr. Laurent Bastian has served as Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of ESI Group SA since July 15, 2013. He holds an Advanced Research Diploma in Physics from the Ecole Normale Superieure, a Civil Engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, and a Diploma of Accounting and Finance (DPECF). Mr. Bastian started his professional career in 1993 as a civil engineer at Vinci. From 1997 to 2003, he worked with Arthur Andersen in audit and consulting. In 2003, he joined the DCNS group and held different positions in the Group Financial Controlling department before taking in 2009 the post as Head of Group Controlling at Albioma (former Sechilienne Sidec).

Christopher Saint John

Dr. Christopher Saint John has served as Member of the Group Executive Committee, Director of the Distribution Division and Field Operations, Chief Operating Officer of ESI Group SA since December 4, 2013. Prior to that he served as Member of the Group Executive Committee and Director of the Distribution Division and Field Operations of the Company. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Imperial College in London. Prior to joining ESI Group in July 2008, Dr. Saint John served in several executive roles at MSC.Software, including Head of Operations in Europe and later in Asia Pacific. He brings 30 years of experience in general management in the CAE and enterprise simulations software industry.

Peter Schmitt

Dr. Peter Schmitt serves as Executive Vice President Sales and Operational Marketing and Member of the Group Executive Committee at ESI GROUP S.A. Dr. Peter Schmitt is a graduate of the Karlsruhe Technical University and received a doctorate in manufacturing engineering from the University of Stuttgart. Prior to joining ESI Group in February 2015, Dr Peter Schmitt served in several executive roles in the PLM market. After spending 5 years at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, he joined Delta Industrie Informatik GmbH as Vice President of Sales. After the acquisition by Dassault Systemes in 2000, he became Managing Director of DELMIA GmbH, then Vice President of the Marketing and Business Development with Dassault Systemes Delmia, and was later appointed Vice President of Sales for the Americas in the Manufacturing Business segment of Dassault Systemes.

Christian Matzen

Mr. Christian Matzen has been Executive Vice President, Immersive Virtual Prototyping and Member of the Group Executive Committee at ESI GROUP S.A. since March 7, 2016. Christian joined the Group as Managing Director when the virtual reality solution IC.IDO was acquired in 2011. His operational expertise and strategic knowledge of industrial needs will strengthen synergies between the Group's longstanding know-how in virtual prototyping and the disruptive, immersive and collaborative solution of virtual reality.

Mike Salari

Mr. Mike Salari serves as Executive Vice President Engineering Services and Member of the Group Executive Committee at ESI GROUP S.A. Mike Salari holds a Bachelor and Master’s Degree of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Oklahoma. He joined ESI in December 2008 upon the acquisition of Mindware Engineering, a high-end CFD engineering service provider with offices in the United States, Germany and India, which he founded in 2003. Mike Salari started his career in virtual engineering in the early 1990s. He worked very closely with OEMs in automotive, aerospace, and power generation industries to develop and implement CFD based processes and customized solutions. He was one of the partners and VP of Operations at ICEM CFD Engineering, when the company was acquired by ANSYS in 2000.

Christian Tanasescu

Mr. Christian Tanasescu has been Executive Vice President Systems Modeling and Data Analytics and Member of the Group Executive Committee at ESI GROUP S.A. since March 1, 2016. Christian Tanasescu holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest (Romania). Prior to joining ESI Group Christian Tanasescu served in several executive roles in the High Performance Computing and Data Analytics markets. After spending three years at Siemens-Nixdorf, he joined Silicon Graphics as the head of the supercomputing applications and benchmarking organization. In 2009 he became Vice President of Applications and Engineering at SGI in the United States, and was later appointed Vice President and General Manager of their Visual Analytics business unit. Christian has experience in the development and marketing of technologies of the future, and notably big data visual analysis and machine learning.

Niels Kimmel

Argiris Kamoulakos

Dr. Argiris Kamoulakos is the Scientific Director of ESI Group SA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics from London University (City University) in 1980 and of two Masters of Science, one in Aeronautics and Astronautics and the second in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in Boston in 1982. In 1987 he obtained a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Structures from Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in London. Dr. Kamoulakos joined ESI Group in 1994 bringing more than 20 years of industrial experience in the applications of the Finite Element Method. His experience covers linear/non linear as well as static/dynamic industrial application developments. He worked for WS Atkins R&D, ZENTEC (MARC UK), SAMTECH and SONACA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Yunus Shah

Dr. Yunus Shah is Operational Vice President for Product Engineering of ESI Group SA. He holds a Ph.D. from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining ESI Group in 2006, Dr. Shah has worked with a number of technology companies in a consulting capacity including ESI Group to assist them to enhance their technical offerings to the market. Dr. Shah brings over 20 years research and working experience in computational modeling, simulation, and numerical analysis of complex systems. Dr. Shah has developed methods in numerical discretization, error estimation, and adaptive computational solution techniques. He was Corporate Officer and Technology Executive at Ansys Corporation.

Corinne Romefort-Regnier

Mrs. Corinne Romefort-Regnier serves as Corporate Governance and Financial Communication Manager and Member of the Group Executive Committee at ESI GROUP S.A. In her role, she is also the secretary of the Board of directors and the Group Executive Committee. She holds a Master in corporate communication from La Sorbonne - Paris and a Master in economics from Dauphine – Paris. Prior to joining ESI in 1991, she spent some years in Polaroid company, in charge of marketing and communication for the Export Operations.

Marco Gremaud

Mr. Marco Robert Gremaud has been Executive Managing Director of EMEA and Member of the Group Executive Committee at ESI GROUP S.A. since March 7, 2016. He has been Executive Managing Director of EMEA since 2014. Marco joined ESI in 2002. With a strong international experience in CAE sales and marketing development, Marco has for the past two years focused on the Group's consolidation in Europe and on its evolution by amplifying regional synergies and pursuing the promotion of innovative solutions and strategic partnerships.

Cristel de Rouvray

Mrs. Cristel de Rouvray has been a Director of ESI Group SA since July 8 1999. She is also Chairwoman of Company's Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee and Member of the Strategy Committee. She is a graduate from Stanford University and London School of Economics where she gained a Doctorate in Economics. She holds several other mandates, including Vice-President at College Track in Oakland (California) since October 2005, consultant in Webster Pacific in San Francisco since March 2011.

Jacques Dubois

Mr. Jacques Dubois has served as Director of ESI Group SA since January 28, 1991. He co-founded ESI in 1973 and served as Director of Research from 1973 to 1990. He participated in creating ESI GmbH and ESI North America, the German and American subsidiaries of the Group respectively. From 1994 to 1998, he was Managing Director in charge of Special Projects in the Research and Development department. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris in 1968 and holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley obtained in 1972.

Michel Barbier de la Serre

Mr. Michel Barbier de la Serre has served as Independent Director of ESI Group SA since June 30, 2005. He is also Member of the Company's Audit Committee. He has been Chairman and Managing Director of Aluthea SA, a French holding company of a group of industrial aluminium factories, since 2001. He graduated from Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, ENA and holds a Masters degree in Economics. He holds several other mandates, including Chairman of Alutec and Director of Association Ethic and Fondeurs de France, among others.

Francis Jacques Bernard

Mr. Francis Jacques Bernard has served as Independent Director of ESI Group SA since 2007. He has a degree in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Aeronautique. He is Co-Founder of Dassault Systemes. He was Member of the Company's Strategic Committee and Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as Chairman of the Technology and Marketing Committee. Mr. Bernard also serves as Director of DEM-Solutions, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CapHorn Invest and was Chairman of the Association des Anciens de Dassault Systemes (DSAA) until June 2012.

Eric d'Hotelans

Mr. Eric d'Hotelans has served as Independent Director of ESI Group SA since December 5, 2008. He is also Member of Company's Audit Committee and Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. He began his career in Information Technology sector within Tandem as Head of Finance-Europe. From 1997 to 2003, he became Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of CMG's subsidiary. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mistergooddeal SA and Home Shopping Services SA, amongst other positions.

Charles-Helen des Isnards

Mr. Charles-Helen des Isnards has been an Independent Director of ESI Group SA since 2007. He is also Member of Company's Strategy Committee, Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a graduate of Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. He was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CM-CIC Corporate Advisory until September 2012.

Othman Laraki

Mr. Othman Laraki has served as Independent Director of ESI Group SA since 2007. He is also Member of the Company's Technology and Marketing Committee. He holds a degree in Financial Engineering from MIT and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He began his career in the field of New Technologies of Information and Communication before joining Google as Director of Projects. In 2008 he has left Google and founded MixerLabs, which was acquired by Twitter. Mr. Laraki is currently head of geolocalisation at Twitter.