Managing Director, Latin America and the Caribbean
Prior to joining DAI in August 2012, Francois Marchand forged his reputation by helping clients operate more strategically and efficiently, notably as managing director of Latin America business for global consulting leader KPMG. A native of Mexico City, Francois is applying similar proven principles for DAI’s clients in Latin America and the Caribbean. In particular, he sees promising opportunities in areas such as security and stability, public financial management, tourism, and renewable energy, to name just a few. In addition to his 10-year stint for KMPG, Francois worked in executive positions at Grupo Pulsar, a holding company for firms in financial services, technology, and media; Zipoint Consulting Group, an advisory firm that designs and executes high-level growth strategies; and Compostela Capital Partners, a venture capital firm. He has deep consulting experience in media, technology, health care, industrial, and financial services, among other sectors.
- M.B.A., business management, University of Chicago
- Strategic Business Planning coursework, Babson College
“Many areas of development are both-sided, that is, they greatly concern both the government and private sector sides. We create strategies that are sustainable and that deliver a lot of benefits to both sides over the long term.”
— Francois Marchand