François has more than 20 years experience in strategy & business development for high-tech and professional services companies.

Arthur D. Little
François Valraud
François Valraud
Chief Operating Officer
About François

François is the Chief Operating Officer of Arthur D. Little and is based in the Paris office. 

Before joining Arthur D. Little, he was Director of Strategy and Business Development for the Altran Group. François also has extensive experience in the high-tech and software industries across Europe and the USA from his prior consulting experience and work at PWC and Microsoft. François served as member of the management team of Microsoft France. 

François holds an MS degree in Technology and Policy from MIT and an Engineering degree from the École Centrale de Nantes. 

Outside work, Francois is a passionate sailor, having competed twice in Transquadra, a unique transatlantic sailing race for solo competitors and two-man crews, reserved for skippers and crew aged forty and over. 

Past Experience
Altran Technologies
Director, Strategy & Business development
Microsoft
Director, Strategy and Business Development
Microsoft
Managing Consultant - Microsoft Consulting Services
PwC
Manager
Cambridge Technology Partner - USA
Engagement Manager
Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS, TPP, Technology and Policy + Sloan
Ecole centrale de Nantes
Engineering degree, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science