Presentation of Sword Group's Chairman

Jacques Mottard

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jacques Mottard established Sword in December 2000.

He was previously president, Europe, at Metamor group.
Jacques Mottard established and developed Decan between 1989 and 1999 until the friendly take-over bid by Metamor group in February 1999. Jacques was previously a sales engineer at Bull, regional director for the Rhône-Alpes region and managing director of Comelog.

Jacques Mottard has a double scientific and business training (engineering graduate from ESTP and IAE Montpellier).

Sword Group | Audit Committee Charter
Sword Group | Ethical Charter
Sword Group | Governance Charter

Chairman's Message

Sword has reached a remarkable level of quality thanks to the work of all its contributors:

  • Human quality, respect being the Group’s key value
  • Quality of service, the loyalty rate of our clients being close to 100%
  • Quality of our innovation, as the technological and functional know-how developed by the teams goes to show,
    in addition to the ambitious R&D plans in progress
  • Financial quality, as reflected in the annual accounts

Our “Horizon 2020” plan provides:

  • Daily adaptation of our management methods to completely fit with the DNA of the new générations
  • Even more extensive global coverage than today
  • An alternative to the systematic acquisition strategy by favouring R&D initiatives and internal start-ups
  • The doubling of the 2016 Group’s revenue, thanks to a double-digit organic growth per year, while maintaining
    an EBITDA margin of between 14 and 15%

I would like to take this opportunity to very sincerely thank all the actors who contribute to Sword’s success and reiterate that the human criterion will remain my sole obsession.

Jacques Mottard

Chairman and CEO

Executive Managers

  • London | UK

    Dave Bruce

    CEO UK Services

  • Lyon | France

    Philippe Le Calvé

    CEO France Services | CEO Software IP

  • Lausanne | Switzerland

    Jacques Mottard

    CEO Switzerland Services (aa)

  • Brussels | Belgium

    Dieter Rogiers

    CEO Belux & Greece Services

  • Maidenhead | UK

    Nick Scully

    CEO Software GRC