Management team


Ivalua’s management team is a collection of individuals with deep experience in procurement and enterprise technology at a global level. They each have different strengths, but together they bring a customer-focused, entrepreneurial spirit to Ivalua that has guided the company through 15 years of steady growth and innovation.


David Khuat-Duy

Founder & Corporate CEO
David founded Ivalua more than 15 years ago and assembled an executive team to set the foundations for best-in class software design, continuous sales growth and rigorous operations management. Those efforts have allowed Ivalua to be recognized by leading analysts as one of the top global spend management software vendors growing consistently and profitably for more than 15 years. A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique with a Ph.D. in Mathematics, David started his career as an SAP consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers working on the architecture, design and implementation of ERP for international accounts.

Gilles Bismuth

Senior Vice President of Business Development
A graduate of the National Institut of Telecommunications (I.N.T), Gilles Bismuth worked as Information System’s Security Manager in a Banking corporation before joining a consulting company specialized in organisation & management as Sales Manager. He spent the 10 next years in an engineering & consulting company, as Managing Director before joining Ivalua to supervise business development.

Franck Lheureux

General Manager EMEA
Franck brings to IVALUA more than 18 year’s experience in leading entreprise software companies, including 10 years domain experience in Supply Chain Software industry with JDA Software, where he ran multiple Sales management position, including Senior Vice President EMEA position and membership of JDA Executive Comittee. Franck is a Supply Chain fellow, having supported Digital Transformation program in Fortune 500’s companies around the world. Prior to that, Franck was part of SAS France Mgt Team, in charge of running Retail & CG Business Unit. He also held executive positions with Soft Solution which he joined in early stage of growth.


Alex Saric

Chief Marketing Officer
Alex has 20 years’ experience growing enterprise software companies, including 15 focused on Spend Management. Alex joined Ariba to build its spend analytics business, which he led as general manager. He then built and led Ariba’s international marketing team until successful acquisition by SAP, transitioning to lead business network marketing globally. Earlier, Alex was a founding member of Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris) where he developed vertical procurement applications. He began his career in the U.S. Cavalry, leading tank and scout platoons through 2 combat deployments. Alex holds a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an international M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Philippe Benmussa

SVP Professional Services EMEA
A graduate of the Saint Etienne School of Engineering, Philippe Benmussa has 10 years’ experience in the design and implementation of IT projects in complex, international settings. He spent 3 years in the United States designing and deploying high value add information systems for both the service sector and industrial firms. He joined Ivalua in 2005 to supervise the Production and Quality Assurance of the projects and applications delivered.

Arnaud Khuat-Duy

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
A graduate of one of the Top Schools of Computer Engineering, Arnaud has extensive knowledge of Internet technologies, an area he has worked in for over 15 years. He began his career as a developer then as a project manager for a major IT Services company, and joined a Silicon Valley Company in the area of Object Databases in 2000. He later joined Ivalua, as CTO, building a scalable architecture for Ivalua Software, and managing the transition towards SaaS model to propose multilocation best-in class hosting solutions as well as on premise software options.

Dan Amzallag

CEO Ivalua Inc.
A graduate of one of the top European MBA schools, Dan spent 9 years as a director with Cap Gemini Group specializing in supply chain management leading global projects involving in-depth changes to processes, systems and organizations. In 2000, he founded a company operating the first global marketplace dedicated to the environmental industries. Dan joined Ivalua in 2002 as a key executive in charge of marketing and business development, relocating to the US in 2011 to support Ivalua’s expansions in North and South America.

Frédéric Baumann

Director of Customer Success EMEA
VP Information System & Organisation

A graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris holding a (master) degree in finance, Frédéric Baumann has 20 years experience in enterprise software companies, in various areas such as finance, digital marketing and connected objects, during which he has led R&D, consulting and presales teams. He also created the customer care service of a software vendor and obtained the 1st position from analysts for customer satisfaction. With an American group, he managed the operations for Western Europe, prior to join Ivalua, where his mission is to ensure the customer satisfaction and the international development of the company through its organisation.