Francis is the Global Managing Director of Accenture Research, a team of 300 researchers based in 20 countries around the world. A graduate from “Sciences Po”, Paris, he is currently based in New York City.
The Accenture Research team partners with world class organizations and Academia to discover innovative solutions for our clients. Francis inspires and guides the team to develop provocative thought leadership which identifies and anticipates game changing business, market and technology trends.
Francis is responsible of shaping and delivering the Thought Leadership agenda of Accenture. He is also passionate about transforming research activities through the implementing at scale of research techniques powered by Artificial Intelligence and select partnerships with innovative research organizations.
Francis joined Accenture Paris in 1998 to create the Strategy Research team. He then developed it across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia Pacific before taking his current role. In parallel Francis has been supporting Financial Services Clients in various research consulting roles, both in France, in Europe and at the Global level.
Francis has been the “Sherpa” of Accenture’s CEO at B20 and G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summits between 2011 and 2018 – representing Accenture at B20/G20 Summits in France (2011), Russia (2013), Australia (2014), Turkey (2015), China (2016), Germany (2017) and Argentina (2018).
His current area of focus is analyzing strategic and economic impacts of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence on companies’ priorities and public policy making.