François is Group Head of Investment Banking at Degroof Petercam. François began his career at International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Washington DC in 1992, then in London and Paris at UBS where he spent 12 years. In 2009, he joined the Paris-based subsidiary of Japanese Daiwa Corporate Advisory (DC Advisory, ex Close Brothers) as a managing director to head a team of 45 advisors specialized in M&A. He then spent four years as the CEO of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA France), prior to joining Degroof Petercam France in 2015 as the CEO of France. Since 2018, François has been Group Head of Investment Banking and a member of the Group Executive Committee with Degroof Petercam in Brussels.
François is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and the LSE in London.