François is Investment Director of Cathay Capital, based in Paris.
Before joining Cathay, François worked for more than two years for the Zodiac Aerospace group. This experience allowed him to take part in the shaping and the execution of the transformation plan of the seating division, where he was specially responsible for improving digital tools.
Previously, François occupied several positions in the French and European administration. François notably served from 2012 to 2015 as CFO & Head of Strategy of the General commission for investment (CGI), a team responsible for the management of the french public investment program (“Invest for the future program” or “Programme d’investissement d’avenir”, €47 Bn ). He also spent three years in Brussels at the Competition DG of the European Commission, working on significant M&A deals particularly in the transportation sector as well as in various services industries.
François also worked as an analyst in the Loan & High Yield Capital Market group of BNP Paribas in New-York in 2006/2007.
François graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), is an engineer from Ecole des Mines (Paris), and has a Master of Science from the Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris).