ESI Group
The Company

ESI is a pioneer and a major player at the global level in virtual prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials.

ESI has developed an integrated suite of coherent, industry-oriented applications that make it possible to realistically simulate a product’s behavior during testing, fine-tune manufacturing processes in accordance with the desired product performance, and evaluate the impact of the environment on product use. ESI’s solutions fit into a single collaborative and open environment for end-to-end virtual prototyping, so that physical prototypes can gradually be phased out during the product’s development phase.

With a presence in over 30 countries, ESI employs over 750 high-level specialists across its global network. The company generated revenue of €109.3 million and net income of €2.4 million in 2013.

ESI Group is listed on the C segment of NYSE Euronext Paris.

Date of creation:
Eurolist C
Followed by:
Vincent Bazi
Vehicles affected:
  • FCPI NextStage Développement 2006
  • FIP NextStage Transmission 2006
  • FCPI NextStage Développement 2007
  • FIP NextStage Transmission 2007
  • FCPI NextStage Découvertes 2008
  • FIP NextStage Références 2008
  • FCPI NextStage Découvertes 2009 2010
  • FCPI NextStage CAP 2016
  • FCPI NextStage CAP 2017 ISF
  • FCPI NextStage CAP 2017 IR
  • FCPI ISF NextStage CAP 2018
Vincent Chaillou
Vincent Chaillou
General Manager

Director since July 1, 2004. Member of the Strategic Committee and member of the Technology and Marketing Committee.
Graduate engineer from the Ecole Polytechnique de Paris (1971) and holder of a PhD in Civil Engineering from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (1973). Vincent Chaillou joined the ESI group in 1994, after having held the position of Managing Director of the Architectural Engineering Economic Unit (AEC Business Unit), a ComputerVision department (since merged with PTC). During his 16 years at ComputerVision, he held various sales, marketing and management positions, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. From 1994 to 1998, he also held the position of Regional Vice President in charge of the Americas within the ESI group. Since 2004, he has also been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ESI Software India and ESI US R&D.

Alain de Rouvray
Alain de Rouvray

Chairman of the Strategic Committee, member of the Compensation, Nomination and Governance Committee and member of the Technology and Marketing Committee.

Founder of ESI Group, Alain de Rouvray has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its creation. Graduated from Ecole Centrale de Paris (1967), Sorbonne (Economics, 1967) and holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley (1971). Alain de Rouvray was a Research Engineer at the Ecole Polytechnique (Laboratoire de Mécanique Solide, 1972) and Director of the Advanced Mechanics Department of the Société Informatique Internationale, a subsidiary of the CISI Group in Scientific Informatics and the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique from 1972 to 1976. He founded ESI SA in 1973 and was its Managing Director and Sales Director from 1973 to 1990.