Olivier Picard is currently President of ELLIPSE PROJECTS SAS. Before joining ELLIPSE PROJECTS, he was Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee, Capgemini HQ, Paris, France. Olivier Picard led the Europe and South region of Alcatel Lucent (8.5 billion dollars). Prior to that he was Executive Vice President; President of Alcatel Europe & South, and Member of the Alcatel Executive Committee.
Olivier Picard joined Alcatel in 1997 as Director in charge of Space International relationships and became Alcatel’s Key Account Manager, in 1998, for the Cegetel Group account. Olivier Picard was appointed Alcatel Vice President for South East Asia in 1999 and Executive Vice President of Alcatel’s activities in France in 2001. Before joining Alcatel, Olivier Picard held several positions at the French Ministry of Defense and at Thomson CSF. Olivier Picard is a graduate of Cambridge University, of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration and Science Po in Paris.