Olivier Sappin, VP Transportation & Mobility Industry, has been working in Dassault Systèmes (3DS) since 1995.
After finishing his Master Degree as a mechanical engineer, he started as an application Engineer for Shape Design & Styling solutions in DS´s CATIA Industrialization Unit, working with renowned customers like HONDA, FIAT, BMW, CHRYSLER and PSA.
In 1998, Olivier Sappin joined DS´ international Automotive Competency Center which at that time revolutionized Vehicle Development Practices. After two years there, he took the leadership of the “Styling & Body” team, which helps Car & Truck OEMs and Suppliers to achieve 30% reduction in time to market.
In January 2003, Olivier Sappin took the responsibility of the Global Automotive Solutions unit, being in charge of unifying solution development activities of 4 DS brands working with 17 of the world´s leading Automotive OEM-s.
In July 2011, he was appointed Vice President of the new defined “Transportation & Mobility Industry” at DS, which is delivering Industry Solution Experiences for vehicle manufacturers (Cars, Trucks, Buses, Trains, Motorcycle, Racing) and suppliers to help them developing new mobility experiences for their consumers.