Education department VP
As Vice President of 3DEXPERIENCE Edu, Valerie Ferret supports students and professionals in acquiring in-demand industry skills for sustainable innovation. With her global team, she empowers 8 million students every year with Dassault Systèmes’ solutions, and provides unique learning experiences for professionals to upskill throughout their life and foster their employability. Valérie believes in experience-based learning, and strives for its wide adoption in education practices. She aims to reinforce the collaboration between education and industry to tackle the ever-growing skills gap. Valerie joined Dassault Systèmes in 2008, as Public Affairs Manager. In 2012, she created and became director of its global Public Affairs and Sustainability department, which was responsible for developing and nurturing an influencer network to promote the company’s vision of sustainable innovation. Valérie holds a master’s degree in European Law and Human Rights. She is married and is the proud mother of two children.