Managing Director, founder - ESD Partners
Managing Partner, co-founder - FLB Partners
Editorial Director of the “European Space Directory” and “European Security Directory” publications, François has 35 year experience in strategy and top management consulting (Mars & Co; Director, Stratorg; Partner, Deloitte Consulting-Braxton; Partner, A.T. Kearney…) in the Aerospace & Defence, Security and High Tech sectors. He contributes to developing global strategies and reorganising operations for multinational corporations and Research & Technology organisations active in the Aerospace & Defence and technology-intensive sectors (electronics, biotechnologies, energy, naval...). He has managed numerous projects more specifically focused on industrial policy issues, the assessment of sector economics evolutions and multi-national programme opportunities for the European Space Agency (ESA), CNES, the European Defence Agency (EDA), the European Commission (TACIS and PHARE programmes; DG Enterprise and Industry; DG Research), and various governmental institutions.
François graduated from ENSAE - Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique, from ESSEC - Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, and holds a masters' degree in applied economics from Paris IX Dauphine University.