Director of Dassault Systemes in charge of CATIA Worldwide sales dedicated to partners for 5 years based in our headquarter, then past 8 years developing our business in Greater China based in Shanghai, and General Manager of Dassault Systemes Taiwan with more than 20 years experience in Product Life Cycle Management. Before coming to Asia, Bernard brought to our partners and the ASEAN industry his deepest insights on how to couple innovation with business. In 2008, he was awarded among the Top 100 manager in Taiwan, where only 2 foreigners received this recognition. His passion for Industrial Design led him to create the DS Ecodesign contest in 2009, which is now a most valued competition among design academies.
Before joining Dassault Systèmes, Bernard PARRENIN managed IBM’s automotive and aerospace business unit in France, growing its business in the PLM market for 5 years and establishing trustworthy relationships with Dassault Systèmes and many major OEM vendors. He acquired rich leadership experience through more than 10 years as General Manager for companies like Imageware (general manager for South Europe) and Sales Director for Computervision.
Bernard PARRENIN graduated in Electronics at ESEO (Dijon) and extended his technical knowledge with a master's degree in the Business department at Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Paris).
Rupesh KHOPADE is presently working as a Senior Partner Success manager at Dassault Systemes Singapore. He works with many Asian automotive suppliers to improve the existing design practices and methodologies. Also, he is helping automotive suppliers to implement new initiatives such as virtual verification, Additive Manufacturing, and, Cloud solutions.
He is working with Electric Vehicles startups to put in place the innovation platform. Rupesh is actively working with EV OEMs, startups, and suppliers to help them adopt and set the design, manufacturing, and marketing processes, including industrial design, 1D simulation, FEM, Multi-disciplinary engineering, Manufacturing operations management, and digital marketing.