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  • Chief Operation Officer
  • Cegid


Laurent Blanchard has been Cegid's Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Committee since he joined the company in November 2018. Within the company, he is in charge of all business operations and services at the global level. Laurent Blanchard is a positive and committed leader, especially on the ecological level. His ideas are reflected in a book entitled Optimisme durable : comment les nouvelles technologies changent déjà le monde, published by Cherche Midi in 2010. His empathy, balance and sincerity allow him to embody this new generation of leaders who evolve in ambitious and demanding professional environments while remaining true to their human qualities. He also finds time to be a yoga teacher, his passion! An engineer by training, he has held various positions in France and abroad in the Tech sector. Before joining Cegid, he was notably Deputy CEO of Dassault Système from 2014 to 2018, Vice President of Cisco EMEAR from 2011 to 2014, CEO of Cisco France from 2007 to 2011 and CEO of HP France from 2004 to 2006. Laurent Blanchard is also a board member of XYT and B:bot in Green Tech.