François de Montaudouin
- Senior Vice President
François is an experienced Chief Executive Officer who has been on the board of several companies for the past 15 years in France, United States of America, the United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg.
He graduated with a Masters Degree from Université Paris IX Dauphine and has received a PMD degree from Harvard Business School. He started his professional career as a banker in New York in 1981, moved into private equity in France in 1989 and has been the CEO of various groups since 1999.
His experience ranges from privately held growing companies to large listed companies (Rallye, Casino, Générale de Santé, GoSport) and within various economic sectors such as retail, real estate, healthcare, trading and asset management.
From 2004 to 2007, François was CEO and board member for Majid Al Futtaim group in Dubai. In addition to doubling the size of the group and overseeing the construction of the award-winning Mall of the Emirates, he has set up the corporate governance of the group, a well recognized transformation. François de Montaudouin was CEO of Al Rostamani group before starting Orbite Middle East in 2012, and joining Advention in 2016.
François de Montaudouin is a certified trainer by The Global Corporate Governance Forum, an Institution which is part of I.F.C., co-founded in 1999 by The World Bank and O.E.C.D., and a regular speaker on corporate governance issues in the Middle East.