Charles Edelstenne is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors after having subsequently occupied the positions of Manager and then Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dassault Systèmes of which he is the founder.
He is also Chairman of Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault.
Charles Edelstenne is Honorary Chairman and Director of Dassault Aviation as well after having occupied the positions of Vice President responsible for economic and financial affairs (1986- 2000), General Secretary (1975-1986) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (2000-2013).
He holds a chartered accountant qualification.
Outside the Dassault Group Charles Edelstenne is Director of Thales and Carrefour (listed companies in France) and Banque Lepercq de Neuflize & Co. Inc. (USA) and Honorary Chairman of Gifas (French Aerospace Industries Association)