Pierre Dubuc

Co-founder and CEO of OpenClassrooms

Pierre Dubuc is the co-founder and CEO of OpenClassrooms, the leading online education platform in Europe. Pierre met Mathieu Nebra, the co-founder of the company, in 2001; both were teenagers then, curious about coding and computers. In 2013, after years of promoting online education and several pivots, Pierre Dubuc created OpenClassrooms, a mission-driven company headquartered in Paris, France; now powering 600+ courses, 55+ fully certified diplomas; and a network of 1500 corporate partners.

OpenClassrooms is making education accessible to all by delivering vocational training and internationally recognized degrees fully online. With a unique approach based on mastery learning, hands-on projects, and individualized mentoring, the platform promotes employability for all, specifically in today’s and tomorrow’s most sought-after digital and skills jobs. The company has 500 employees and a faculty of 1500 mentors training 335 000 students each month across 140 countries. By 2025 it should place one-million-degree students in the workforce every year.

Among numerous other distinctions Pierre Dubuc was featured among the “30 under 30” by Forbes magazine; in May 2019 OpenClassrooms, he was also distinguished as “Europe’s Next Unicorn” during tech trade show VivaTech.

Pierre Dubuc