French technology major Dassault Group-owned Dassault Systèmes has appointed Deepak NG managing director for its India operations. He will replace Samson Khaou, who goes on to lead the firm’s Asia-Pacific operations.
With over 21 years of experience across multiple sectors, Deepak NG will expand Dassault Systèmes’ India business strategy in line with the opportunities that the country has to offer in the manufacturing, infrastructure and cities, and life sciences domains, the company said in a statement.
Dassault Group also owns aircraft-maker Dassault Aviation, which manufactures Rafale aircraft.
“With a strong base of more than 10,000 customers and with the fast adoption of our 3DEXPERIENCE platform across industries, academia and government, we are poised to continue our ambition and sustain our double-digit growth strategy, by providing our customers with the value of our portfolio and leveraging the power of our ecosystem to reach the market,” Deepak NG said.
Deepak NG joined Dassault Systèmes in 2011 and was director of global affairs and innovative business development in his previous role at the firm. He was instrumental in establishing new partnerships by engaging in smart city projects and by developing industry based programmes for the workforce of the future.
“India has emerged as the one of the fastest growing economies in the world, propelled by a conducive business environment and technology-led innovation. India is one of the top priority markets for Dassault Systèmes in Asia, and Deepak NG’s appointment will reinforce Dassault Systèmes’ ambition to expand new growth verticals in India both in Enterprise and Government business,” Samson Khaou, executive vice president, Asia-Pacific, said.
Last year, the company had picked three Indian startups as part of its technology mentorship and accelerator programme. Dassault Systemes hosted its first 3DEXPERIENCE pitch initiative in India to help incubate the chosen startups to provide them with expertise and resources from its labs across the world.