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 leadership team

Laurent Chatelanat

Founder & CEO

Laurent started his entrepreneurial career at the age of 16 by launching a web hosting service in the basement of the family house with his brother. The activity grew successfully until 2004 when they decided to partly sell it. Following his Master in Communication Systems from EPFL, Laurent evolved a few years as an IT consultant. An idealist at heart, Laurent started working on a new concept of software in 2011, from which Olympe was born.

Alexandre Nasrinfar

Chief Revenue Officer

Alexandre has more than 15 years experience in technology sales and general management, including senior roles in the US, Africa and Europe. His focus lies on growth through business disruption, strategy execution and a pragmatic approach. Prior to joining Olympe, Alexandre was the Deputy CEO of Orange Business in Switzerland. He holds an Engineering Degree from EPFL and an MBA from EDHEC Business School.

Basile Schaeli

Chief Product Officer

Basile has a MSc and Computer Science PhD from EPFL. Eager to make computers most useful for their users, he contributed to research projects in hydrology and in industrial ecology at EPFL and UNIL before joining Cambridge Technology Partners / Atos Consulting. He worked on multiple projects for the International Olympic Committe, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Richemont among others. He contributed as business analyst, senior business analyst and program manager, notably leading the implementation of IATA’s NewGen ISS program.

Nicolas Corod

Head of Finance

Nicolas has over 10 years experience in Corporate Finance and Credit Risk Management working for major Swiss & International Banks such as UBS and Credit Suisse. Displaying a strong customer-focus, he led multitude transactions across various industries, including IT. In his most recent challenge for a swiss bank, he established the division Leverage Finance from scratch and thereby significantly enriched the service portfolio. Solution-oriented, pragmatic and at ease with numbers, his experience provides him with an excellent knowledge of companies’ financial challenges and needs. He holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and is a Swiss Certified Expert for Accounting and Controlling.

Bertrand Le Foulgoc

Head of Engineering

Bertrand has around 20 years’ experience in software development, nine of which in Melbourne, Australia. From operations to frontend through backend, he enjoyed learning every aspect of software delivery. His keen interest in software craftsmanship, leadership and team dynamics have led him naturally to his current role. Always on the lookout for new material to help him and everyone perform better, sharing and coaching are very dear to him.

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.