Alice Steenland is named Dassault Systèmes' Chief Sustainability Officer to lead the company's efforts to embed social and environmental sustainability into its technologies.
FREMONT, CA: The 3DEXPERIENCE Company, Dassault Systèmes has named Alice Steenland as the new Chief Sustainability Officer. Alice will lead the organizational efforts to further embed social and environmental sustainability into its 3DEXPERIENCE platform that is already used by many of the world's most sustainable companies for transforming how they imagine, create, and produce new experiences. "I am delighted to join Dassault Systèmes at this point in history. Right now there is an urgent need to dramatically transform the way the world produces and consumes goods into a more sustainable model," remarks Alice Steenland. "Dassault Systèmes' technologies are already at the center of this transformation, with more than 270,000 customers in 140 countries. As the company focuses on almost all sectors of the economy - the life sciences and healthcare, cities and infrastructure, and manufacturing sectors - the potential for impact is incredible."
Alice has more than 20 years of experience and a broad systems perspective, which she will bring to Dassault Systèmes. She has held full-time or advisory positions in large multinationals, rating agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations, consulting firms, startups, and multilateral, working in both the U.S. and Europe on projects with global impact. Alice was the founding Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer at AXA Group, helping the organization rise to a leading position in global sustainability rankings. Before joining AXA, she led the investor research arm of Vigeo.
"Harmonizing product, nature and life lies at the heart of the industry of the 21st century. It is the primary driver of innovation and the key to sustainable enterprise in all sectors of the economy. We want to help businesses and people live in this new world by offering customers what they value most – a sustainable outcome. Alice's vast experience will help provide the vision, know-how and leadership to further this commitment," said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing, Global Affairs, Workforce of the Future, Dassault Systèmes.
Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE organization, is a catalyst for human progress. The company provides people and businesses with collaborative 3D virtual environments for imagining sustainable innovations. With the creation of virtual experience twins of the real world with its 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, Dassault Systèmes' customers can push the boundaries of innovation, learning, and production.