Lectra's former chief financial officer Jérôme Viala has been appointed executive vice-president for the Group.
Jérôme Viala has been number two on Lectra’s Executive Committee since January 1, 2017.
“Lectra will soon announce a new strategic roadmap, revealing the Group’s ambitions for the 2017-2019 period and beyond. I felt it was very important to involve Jérôme even more in our new industrial adventure,“ stated Daniel Harari, CEO, Lectra. “Jerome and I have worked together for 26 years. During these years, I have appreciated his rigor, his ability to make decisions and stand by them, and his many human qualities.”
Viala, 55, is currently in charge of coordinating the industrial, customer care, consumables and parts, and international human resources’ activities. In parallel, over the last few years Jérôme has become increasingly involved in developing Lectra’s international operations, including the opening of Lectra’s subsidiaries in South Korea and Vietnam.
“Lectra’s upcoming strategic cycle, to be presented on 9 February, will be exciting due to the highly innovative way it creates value for our customers, and for the Group,” underlines Jérôme Viala. “I am thrilled about the opportunity to support the implementation of our new roadmap in its many aspects.”