Our vision is to build the Operating System of the digital enterprise
Olympe is the backbone making it happen, within the company and across companies.
How it all started…
Passionate about technology and programming, Laurent Chatelanat and Antoine Forel made the bold decision to make development accessible to all. It had become their ambition to give anyone the means to convert good ideas into tangible innovative digital solutions.
At night and during weekends, they conceived the Olympe platform. An environment where business and technical teams collaborate in real time to deliver impactful enterprise software incredibly fast. We call it “Digitalizing by Doing”.
We have big ideas for revolutionizing the IT world and want to bring them to life fast.
Success cannot be achieved alone. We have a lot to learn from people who may look, sound and think differently than us.
We pursue growth while fulfilling our social and environmental responsibility.
Our leadership team
Founder & CEO
Launched a web hosting service in his basement at age 16
After several years in IT consulting for large multinationals, came to believe that enterprise projects should start with results
Developed the Olympe concept since 2011; founded Olympe SA in 2015
Master in Communication Systems from EPFL
Chief Revenue Officer
15+ years in technology sales and general management
Prior to Olympe: deputy CEO of Orange Business in Switzerland
Focused on growth through business disruption, strategy execution and a pragmatic approach
Engineering Degree from EPFL, MBA from EDHEC Business School
Chief Product Officer
Project Manager at Cambridge Technology Partners / Atos Consulting, working for International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Richemont among others
Strong experience in business analysis
MSc and Computer Science PhD from EPFL (research projects in hydrology and in industrial ecology)
Head of Finance
10+ years experience in corporate finance and credit risk management at UBS and Credit Suisse
Customer-focused, pragmatic with excellent grasp of companies’ financial needs
Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Swiss Certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling)
Bertrand Le Foulgoc
Head of Engineering
20 years’ experience in software development, of which 9 in Australia
Enjoys every aspect of software delivery: operations, front-end, back-end
Passionate about coaching, sharing and team performance
Board of directors
Chairman of the Board
Patrick Nicolet becomes the Chairman of Olympe’s Board of Director in January 2021. He previously held the positions of Capgemini’s Member of the Group Executive Board and Group Chief Technology Officer, where he was responsible for leading the overall technology and innovation agenda as well as overseeing the cybersecurity and corporate information systems. Today, Patrick Nicolet runs the Swiss-based venture company Line Break Capital.
Alain Giannattasio has been on the Board of Olympe since 2016. He has been a team coach and facilitator for the past two decades. His background in management within the IT world puts him at the crossroads between the human and the information systems. Alain Giannattasio was the Managing Partner of Cambridge, a tech consultancy acquired by Atos in 2014.
Adrien Gonckel joined the Advisory Board of Olympe in 2018, and the Board of Directors in 2019. He is the former Global CIO of Givaudan. Adrien Gonckel also sits as a Member of the Advisory Board of Accenture Switzerland.
Gianni Nigro has represented SICPA on the Board of Olympe since early 2019. He has 30-year experience in general, financial and operational management. Gianni is Chief Operating Officer for Solutions Delivery and Operations at SICPA. He leads a worldwide global and transversal organization encompassing 20 operations and 6 centers of expertise. Gianni is a member of the SICPA’s Executive Committee and board member of subsidiary operational entities.
Benjamin Cohen joined Olympe’s Board in July 2020 following the financing round led by Inter Invest Capital, of which he is the co-founder and managing partner. He has extensive experience in investing in tech companies enabling them to quickly scale up and to position themselves as leaders on their market. He has been working for the past 15 years in Europe with CEOs, PE investors and Boards in a variety of sectors.
Advisory Board Member
Sauro Nicli joined the Advisory Board of Olympe in September 2018. He is the former Global CIO of AXA Insurance Group and of SICPA SA and has spent 20 years of his career in consulting with McKinsey & Company. Today, Sauro Nicli is a self-employed advisor at LOFOS Consulting Ltd in Switzerland and a Business Angel and seed investor in some promising startups.
Advisory Board Member
Vincent Bieri is the Founder of the Swiss IT Unicorn Nexthink, which he launched following a career as an Engineer at Cisco. He was a member of the Forbes Technology Council and now serves in different tech companies’ Boards, and Advisory Boards. Since 2017, Vincent Bieri has been an InnoSuisse startup coach.
Advisory Board Member
Françoise Tomov-Grisogono joined the Advisory Board of Olympe in 2019. She spent 18 years of her career as a Sales Executive at Gartner. Now, besides working as an independent consultant in IT strategy she is also involved in many projects as an investor (certified Business Angel).
Olympe is thankful for the support of:
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