"I am delighted to take on the responsibility to spearhead Dassault Systmes India's strong focus to leverage the opportunities which the country offers," Khaou said in a statement. Khaou joined Dassault Systmes in 1989 and has spent more than 15 years in Asia.

"India is a key market for the company and we are looking at it with increased interest and business opportunities," added Sylvain Laurent, Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations (Asia-Oceania), Dassault Systmes. Dassault Systmes has over 210,000 customers across industries in more than 140 countries.