+ Fonction: President and CEO

Costel SUBRAN has been a Founding Partner at OLIX since 1998. He has more than 30 years of industrial and entrepreneurial experience, during which he has held CEO, senior executives, founder, and board positions at small private and large public companies. He currently serves on the board of Force-A.

From 1990 to 2016, Costel SUBRAN served as President and CEO of Opton Laser International a leading company focused on the Distribution of lasers and photonicls in France. He founded a few more other start-up companies and acted as Member of the Board between 2001 and 2010. These companies had several profiles :

  • Microchip lasers manufacturing for biophotonics applications
  • PCB repair machine tools by using the deep UV laser technology
  • Ultrafast micro-machining and texturing of the materials

In 2004, he co-founded and became Vice chairman of Force-A, a company pioneering high-precision diagnostics photonics tools for sustainable agriculture. In 1998, he also founded and managed OLIX, a consulting firm focused on companies in transition, start-up strategies, strategic refocus, worldwide expansion and acquisition and merger integration.

Prior to Opton Laser International, Costel SUBRAN has been teaching at various universities and published more than 30 papers on IR and Mid-IR spectroscopy, He has worked as International Sales Manager for Quantel Lasers since 1984 to 1988 and for Coherent Scientifique/Photonetics in 1988 – 1989.

Costel Subran has been President of the National Committee for 2015 International Year of Light in France and he is continuing the activity as President of the National Committee of “Lumièe et Société”. He is currently expert and reviewer in Photonics for the European Commission, administrator of scientific editor EDP Sciences, founder and member of the Board of the revue Photoniques. As invited Professor, Costel is currently teaching at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, HEC Business School, Ecole Centrale Engineering School and several other Universities in France. He was President of the French Laser Fest 50 years of the lasers anniversary in France. Costel SUBRAN has been Vice-president of French Optical Society SFO, Vice-president of Comité National d’Optique et Photonique, CNOP France Association, member of the Board of Invest in Photonics.

Costel is currently on the board of the OSA Corporate Committee.

He is Docteur ès Sciences in Physics from the Central Institut of Physics in Bucharest.