Hervé Francois

CxO, Master

Hervé is a financial veteran with over twenty years of experience in the Investment Banking / Private Equity industry.

He has worked in the industry as Quant, Trader, Digital Assets Lead and Partner, for companies such as Investcorp, ING Bank, and Natixis across France, USA, Japan, Hong-Kong, the Netherlands, and UAE.

Entrepreneur-minded and business-oriented, Hervé successfully launched different blockchain / digital assets initiatives from proof of concept into production, capitalizing on blockchain technology potential in order to unlock mass-scale value. Some examples of multi-million solutions include HQLAx and Pyctor, a digital assets post-trade market infrastructure, where he was CEO before a successful exit in 2022.

He is currently Partner at Investcorp, a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products with $50bio AUM, where he is in charge of the Blockchain / Digital Assets fund out of the Abu Dhabi office. In parallel, Herve is an active leader in global consortia and regulatory working groups, envisioning the market impact of blockchain/DLT. He is also a lecturer at French university/business school, a mentor, and a regular speaker at diverse Blockchain Conferences.

Hervé has a full-fledged education consisting of a Master’s Degree (Computer Science), a Doctorate (Finance) and an Executive MBA (Innovation and entrepreneurship) at HEC Paris.

Main areas of expertise:

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • M&A
  • Product
  • Technology / IT

Main horizontal expertise: 

  • Fundraising
  • Blockchain
  • Leadership / Team development
  • Pitching / Public speaking
  • OKRs

Main sectors of expertise:

  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Consulting & Strategy
  • Science & Technology

Main geographical expertise:

  • Europe
  • Middle East

Available for Fractional Leader roles as:

  • COO (Operations)
  • CFO (Finance)
  • CPO (Product)

Hervé resides in the 📌 United Arab Emirates.


Hervé’s book recommendation to all entrepreneurs?
The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses By Eric Ries

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