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Bonita Leadership

With the leadership of our management team, we have gone from "startup" to "grownup." They have kept our product development on track; cultivated an impressive ecosystem of customers, partners, and contributors; managed the day-to-day operations of a growing company and built a strong team from the ground up.

Miguel Valdés-Faura

CEO and co-founder

Miguel Valdes Faura is the CEO and co-founder of Bonitasoft. Miguel leads the charge for Bonitasoft’s mission: to unleash the full potential of development teams to create applications with seamless, engaging and personalized user experiences.

Miguel is a recognized thought leader in the BPM and digital transformation fields and is passionate about open source community building. He is a regular speaker at international conferences sponsored by O’Reilly, Global Expansion Summit and Web Summit and has been featured in media such as Forbes, CNN and Mashable. Miguel received a prestigious CEO World Award in 2014.

Charles Souillard

COO and co-founder

As COO of Bonitasoft, Charles Souillard is responsible for the Bonitasoft product development organizations, the IT/Cloud team, the Professional Services team, and the Pre-sales and Sales groups which are located in Grenoble, Paris, New York, and San Francisco.
Before co-founding Bonitasoft, Charles was head of the core Bonita software development team within Bull Information Systems. He has significant experience developing mission critical applications with BPM and SOA technologies and serves on a number of European Community projects. Charles holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Polytech de Grenoble.

Charlotte Adams


Charlotte Adams

VP of people

As VP of People, Charlotte develops HR policies at the employees' service and supports the company's growth by creating favorable work conditions to promote professional fulfilment.
Charlotte graduated from IAE de Grenoble with a Master's degree in Strategic Human Ressources Management. She has developed strong HR management skills within different software companies such as Digimind, Arturia and Bonitasoft a few years a go.

Nicolas Chabanoles


Nicolas joined Bonitasoft at the very beginning of the Bonitasoft adventure, first as an R&D Engineer, then as Bonitasoft Software Development Manager. Currently he is Bonitasoft's CTO.

Nicolas (also known as Captain Bonita) is passionate about development and technology. He leads the R&D team to new heights using the most recent technologies and methodologies.

Shamil Hassanaly

Shamil Hassanaly

Chief Customer Officer

As CCO of Bonitasoft, Shamil Hassanaly is responsible for the Customer Support Organisation, Professional Services, Customer Success & Training Departments. Before joining Bonitasoft, Shamil was responsible for the Global Maintenance Renewal Organisation at InfoVista in addition to leading the Global Customer Support & Professional Services Team for Europe. After graduating in France, Shamil compelted a four-year Business Administration program at the European Business School in London.

Nicolas Chabanoles

Sunny Qian Chen

VP Product Marketing

Sunny drives the company's overall marketing and communication strategy. She develops strategies and oversees programs designed to strengthen the company's market position, create brand recognition, promote our products and offerings, and achieve desired business goals. She is also responsible for planning, creating and implementing the overall product marketing strategy. Prior to Bonitasoft, Sunny was the Strategic Marketing Director for SoftBank Robotics Europe.

Philippe Laumay

VP Product

Philippe is passionate about the digital world. He started his professional technical career with a PhD in computer science, followed by 10 years in engineering management in the digital industry within international companies Yahoo and Kelkoo. He joined Bonitasoft in 2012, and has since played more customer-oriented roles: Technical Support Manager, Customer Success Manager, Development Stream Manager. He is currently VP Product, responsible for the Bonita roadmap and overall product management strategy, balancing customer and market needs with development planning.


Board of directors

Miguel Valdés-Faura,  CEO of Bonitasoft
Bertrand Diard, CEO of Influans
Claire Houry, General Partner at Ventech
Philippe Granger, Partner at Auriga Partners
Xavier Lorphelin, Managing Partner for Serena Capital


Bonitasoft's widely-used BPMS products and strong leadership have inspired investor confidence.
The company has completed 3 rounds of investor funding to date.


Ventech, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms, invests through offices in Paris and Munich into high-growth companies with activities in the digital economy (internet, media, e-commerce, mobile, software and communications infrastructures). Ventech also runs a local team based in Shanghai which manages a dedicated regional fund while offering business development support in Asia for European portfolio companies.
With more than 400M€ raised since 1998, Ventech has invested in over 120 companies in Europe, China, Russia and in the US.
Current active and past investments include successful high growth companies such as Augure, Bonitasoft, Believe, MeilleurTaux, TVSmiles, Withings.

BPI France

The FSN PME fund was established in 2009 by the French government to facilitate private investment in promising technologies such as cloud computing, basic digital technologies and online health initiatives. It is managed by CDC Entreprises, a private investment management firm based in France.

Auriga Partners

Auriga Partners is an independent venture capital firm. Based in Paris, it invests in information technologies and life sciences, in innovative high potential ventures, in seed or early development stages, in Europe, North America and Israel. Auriga Partners manages three funds for a total of more than €330 million. Along with investing the necessary capital, Auriga Partners also brings its savoir-faire in developing and solidifying executive teams, organizing companies, broadening their networks and forming strategic and corporate partnerships.

Serena Capital

Serena Capital, a bridge between the worlds of finance and entrepreneurship.
Founded in 2008 by Marc Fournier, Philippe Hayat and Xavier Lorphelin, Serena Capital is an investment structure recognized in France and Europe with more than 250 million euros under management. Highly active on the innovation and digital markets (Internet & Media, Mobile & Telecom, Software, Big Data, Electronics), the company invests up to 15 million euros in innovative, strong growth, companies (AramisAuto, Augure, Bonitasoft, LaFourchette, Melty Group, Prestashop, SanteVet, WorldStores, etc.).