Board Member at Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Mr. Francois has served as a director since June 2021. Since November 2021, Mr. Francois has served as a Managing Director at the investment banking firm of Credit Suisse. From November 2015 until November 2021, Mr. Francois served as Chief Financial Officer of Scynexis, Inc., a pharmaceutical company pioneering innovative medicines to potentially help millions of patients worldwide in need of new options to overcome and prevent difficult-to-treat and drug-resistant infections. He previously served as co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Topi, Inc., a technology startup, from July 2013 to October 2015, where he was responsible for all marketing, commercial and financial activities and helped grow the company from inception to over 250 clients worldwide. Previously, Mr. Francois served from September 2007 to July 2013 as a Director in the Equity Capital Markets Group at Lazard Ltd where he led capital raisings and advisory assignments for healthcare and biotechnology companies. He started his career in September 2000 at Cowen and Company in the Equity Capital Markets and Convertible Debt Groups. Mr. Francois holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration and a M.A. in Marketing from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, France. The Board believes that the combination of Mr. Francois's perspective and industry experience, his experience in financial reporting, corporate finance, and capital raising transactions, and his executive-level experience in the pharmaceutical industry all provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director.
Source: Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. on 03/18/2022
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