Jean Colombel is currently the Vice President of the Life Sciences Industry at Dassault Systèmes (3DS). His organization is responsible for creating and developing 3DS strategy and associated solutions for pharmaceutical, medical devices and patient care industry segments. Since joining the company in 2009, Mr. Colombel has grown the Life Sciences business significantly and further enhanced the product portfolio by working with leading pharmaceutical, medical devices and healthcare organizations, while partnering and acquiring multiple business operations. Mr. Colombel has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry, supporting multiple functions and serving various executive level positions including senior vice president of worldwide sales and services. During the late 1980’s, he studied Medicinal Chemistry in Montpellier, France and led research activities at the Pharmaceutical Institute in Tubingen, Germany.