Group Management

Executive Committee



    Daniel Harari, 64, has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lectra since July 27, 2017 and President of the Executive Committee since its creation in 2005.


    Daniel Harari began his career as Vice President of the Société d'Etudes et de Gestion Financière Meeschaert, specializing in wealth management (Paris, 1980-1983). He then became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of La Solution Informatique (Paris, 1984-1990), a PC distribution and services company, and of Interleaf France (1986-1989), a subsidiary of the US software publisher, both of which he founded. In 1986, he was appointed General Manager of Compagnie Financière du Scribe (Paris), a venture capital firm specializing in technology companies, where he was, along with his brother André Harari, the main shareholder until its merger-takeover by Lectra on April 30, 1998. He was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lectra in 1991, following the takeover of the company by Compagnie Financière du Scribe, and then Lectra's Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2017.


    A graduate of École Polytechnique (France), Daniel Harari holds an MBA from HEC (France).




    Jérôme Viala, 57, has been Executive Vice President of Lectra since January 1, 2017 and Vice-Chairman of the Executive Committee since January 15, 2019, of which he has been a member since its creation in 2005.


    Jérôme Viala began his career as a credit analyst at Esso (France) before joining Lectra's financial department in 1985. He then held the positions of Controller for Europe and North America (1988-1991) and Chief Financial Officer of Lectra France (1992-1993), then of the products division (1993-1994). He was Chief Financial Officer of the group from 1994 to 2016.


    Jérôme Viala is a graduate of KEDGE Business School (France).




    Maximilien Abadie, 30, has been Chief Strategy Officer since July 1, 2016 and a member of the Executive Committee since January 15, 2019.


    Maximilien Abadie joined Lectra in 2012 as a project manager under the supervision of André Harari and Daniel Harari. He was then appointed to Strategic Planning Analyst in 2013.


    Maximilien Abadie holds a MSc in finance from Bocconi University (Italy), as well as a BA in management from Paris-Dauphine University (France) and a BA in econometrics from Paris-Assas University (France).




    Fabio Canali, 57, is President, Southern Europe & North Africa and has been a member of the Executive Committee since January 15, 2019.


    Fabio Canali began his career as a CAD Systems Manager at Canali, a leading Italian men’s fashion brand. In 1984, he joined the Italian subsidiary of Investronica as a software manager. He was promoted to Vice President Sales in 1991 and Managing Director in 1997. Following Lectra’s acquisition of Investronica, he was appointed to Managing Director of Lectra Italy in 2004.


    Fabio Canali holds a BA in Computer Science from I.T.I. Pino Hensemberg (Italy).




    Olivier du Chesnay, 44, has been Chief Financial Officer since September 1, 2017 and a member of the Executive Committee since January 15, 2019.


    Olivier du Chesnay began his career within the Saint Gobain Group as a plant controller, before working for three years as a consultant and a project manager at Accenture France. Bacou-Dalloz, a leader in protection and safety equipment, appointed him Division Controller, then EMEA's Chief Financial Officer in the distribution division, and finally Group Controller. In 2010, Bacou-Dalloz (then Sperian Protection) was acquired by Honeywell, who appointed him to Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Europe & Middle East Division of Honeywell Safety Products. He joined Lectra in 2013 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer.


    Olivier du Chesnay is a graduate of EDHEC (France) and the London School of Economics (UK).




    Céline Choussy, 42, is Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and has been a member of the Executive Committee since July 1, 2016.


    Céline Choussy began her career in 2000 at Dassault Systèmes as a marketing manager within the partnerships division. After five years at headquarters in France, she moved to the United States to focus on the strategic partnership with Microsoft. In 2008, she joined Autodesk as EMEA Marketing Manager in charge of manufacturing solutions, and was later promoted to Global Marketing Manager. She joined Lectra in 2013 as Vice President Marketing, Automotive & Furniture before assuming the marketing responsibilities for all markets (2015) and communications (2016).


    Céline Choussy is a graduate of KEDGE Business School (France).




    Javier Garcia, 48, has been President, Asia-Pacific and a member of the Executive Committee since January 15, 2019.


    Javier Garcia joined Lectra in 2004 as Vice President Sales, Greater China after the acquisition of Investronica, where he had been, since 2000, the lead representative in China. Javier Garcia was appointed Vice President Strategic Accounts in 2012, and was promoted to Senior Vice President Global Sales, Automotive in 2016.


    Javier Garcia holds a postgraduate degree in Chinese economics from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and Renmin University (China). He completed an Executive Education Program in strategic sales management and holds an Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School (China).




    Laurence Jacquot, 52, is Chief Customer Success Officer and has been a member of the Executive Committee since January 15, 2019.


    Laurence Jacquot began her career as a buyer at Henkel, then became Head of General Purchasing at Sanofi. In 2000, she became Lectra's Vice President Purchasing before being appointed Vice President Industrial Operations in 2005. She was also in charge of Hardware R&D from 2010 to 2016. Laurence Jacquot was then promoted to Senior Vice President Industrial Operations and Cutting Room R&D in 2016.


    Laurence Jacquot graduated from the Business School of Pau (France) and holds a master's degree in finance from Comillas Pontifical University, ICADE Business School, Madrid (Spain), as well as a Master 2 in International Purchasing Management (MAI) from KEDGE Business School (France).




    Edouard Macquin, 53, has been President, Americas since January 15, 2019 and a member of the Executive Committee since 2014.


    Edouard Macquin joined Lectra in 1987 as an R&D engineer. He then assumed various responsibilities in consulting, services, marketing and sales in France, Italy, the United States and Brazil. Edouard Macquin was appointed Managing Director of Lectra Brazil in 2000, followed by Managing Director of Lectra South America in 2005. He was then promoted to Chief Sales Officer in 2011.


    Edouard Macquin holds an MBA from São Paulo Business School (Brazil).




    Holger Max-Lang, 57, is President, Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East and has been a member of the Executive Committee since January 15, 2019.


    Holger Max-Lang joined Lectra Germany in 2002 as an Automotive Account Director after holding various marketing and sales positions in IT and automotive companies, including Mitsubishi Electric, Borealis, Klein Plastik and Allocation Network. He then assumed management positions for Lectra in Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia, before his appointment as Managing Director of Lectra Germany, Eastern Europe & Russia in 2018.


    Holger Max-Lang graduated with a degree in Sales and Marketing from Oskar Kämmer Schule (Germany).




    Véronique Zoccoletto, 59, has been Chief Transformation Officer since July 1, 2016 and a member of the Executive Committee since its creation in 2005.


    Véronique Zoccoletto began her career at Singer (France) in 1983 as Controller, and then was head of the budget & internal audit department. From 1989 to 1991, she was Chief Financial Officer of SYS-COM Ingénierie (France), and then became the Chief Financial Officer of Riva Hugin Sweda (France). She joined Lectra in 1993 as Chief Financial Officer of Lectra France, and subsequently held the positions of Controller (1996-1998), Director of Sales Administration (1998-2000), Director of Organization and Information Systems (2000-2005) and Chief Human Capital Officer and Chief Information Officer (2005-2016).


    Véronique Zoccoletto is a graduate of the University of Paris-Dauphine (France).


Management team


Régis Bévillon, Human Resources, France

Alexandra Boisson, Legal Affairs

Nathalie Brunel, Business Development, Fashion

Olivier Dancot, Data

Frédéric Gaillard, Product Marketing, Cutting Room

Clémence de Lamaze, Customer experience

Eric Lespinasse, Manufacturing, Logistic, Quality, Purchasing

Maria Modrono, Marketing, Demand Generation

Olivier Nold, Business Development, Automotive and Furniture

Philippe Ribera, Innovation



Gianluca Croci, France

Yves Delhaye, ASEAN, Australia, India, South Korea

Jean-Patrice Gros, Northern Europe and United Kingdom

Abdelaziz Sifaoui, North Africa

Rodrigo Siza, Portugal and Spain

Michael Stoter, South Africa

Burak Susoy, Turkey and Middle East

Akihiko Tanaka, Japan

Adriana Vono Papavero, South America