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.

Founders Laurent Chatelanat and Antoine Forel

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”.

Our Values

Ambition

We have big ideas for revolutionizing the IT world and want to bring them to life fast.

Humility

Success cannot be achieved alone. We have a lot to learn from people who may look, sound and think differently than us.

Sustainability

We pursue growth while fulfilling our social and environmental responsibility.

Our leadership team

Laurent Chatelanat

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

Alexandre Nasrinfar

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

Basile Schaeli

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)

Nicolas Corod

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

Patrick Nicolet

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.

Adrien Gonckel

Board Member

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

Board Member

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

Board Member

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

Sauro Nicli

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.

Vincent Bieri

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.