28 March 2013

Dassault Systèmes Opens Regional Office in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) – 26 March 2013 – Dassault Systèmes announced its plans to expand in the Middle East, with the opening of an office in Dubai Internet City. The new office will function as a hub for Dassault Systèmes in the region and will also enable the company to expand usage of its 3DEXPERIENCE platform to innovative companies with a focus on aerospace & defense, energy, process & utilities (EPU), architecture, engineering & construction (AEC) industries, as well as government and academic institutions. 

Dassault Systèmes’ regional operations will be run by Marc Kassis, recently appointed Managing Director for the Middle East, who will be supported by a local team of highly skilled Dassault Systèmes individuals and Value Added Resellers (VARs). 

I am extremely proud to witness that a successful French company chooses the UAE to serve the whole Middle East. I am amazed to see the long list of prestigious customers, universities and agencies to which Dassault Systèmes delivers value – this is the illustration of the uniqueness of its technology, its vision and its ability to create the future,” said His Excellency Alain Azouaou, Ambassador of France to the UAE. 

Our centralized operations in Dubai will help reinforce Dassault Systèmes’ already strong local connections started in 2009, and enable us to take advantage of the variety of key industries that also have a foothold in the area,” said Philippe Forestier, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes. “We are also committed to work closely with local academic institutions in order to create a sustainable pipeline of globally competitive engineers in the region, to help them face new industrial challenges. We’re enthusiastic about the collaboration and energy that will be fostered in one of the world’s key technology areas.” 

Headquartered in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France, Dassault Systèmes provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading 3DEXPERIENCE platform and software applications transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. 

Source: Dassault Systèmes