François has joined the International Computing Centre in 2009 as Chief, Customer Relationship Management Section, with the mission to set-up this new section and develop the business relations and processes with the ICC Partners. Since August 2012, François is Acting Chief, Business Management Division, providing strategic leadership to ICC on all business aspects including CRM, Product Management, Finance and Procurement.
François has a degree in psychology and sciences of education from University of Mons-Hainaut, Belgium, as well as a post-graduate degree in statistics and analytical modeling from University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. François started his career in 1983 as teaching assistant at University of Mons-Hainaut with research and teaching responsibilities in the areas of computer-based laboratory, statistics and experimental design and methodology. From 1988 to 1990, he was also member of the Board of Directors.
In 1990, François moved to SAS Institute, the worldwide leading provider of Business Intelligence software solutions, as Senior Technical Consultant then as Product Strategy Manager. End of 1996, François was appointed Managing Director for SAS Belgium and SAS Luxembourg being fully responsible for business planning, finance, operations and human resources. From 1999 to 2004, he was also member of the Board of Directors.
In 2005, François set up his own management consulting activity providing services to companies and public/international organizations in strategic and finance management, decisional information and process, as well as in operational process improvement.