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Chief Executive Officer
Economic Development Board, All Africa
Mr. Francois Guibert is the newly appointed CEO of the Economic Development Board. He holds an Engineering Degree from Ecole Centrale France and has more than 40 years of substantial experience in the areas of investment & trade promotion, business development, sales & marketing as well as advisory and consultancy services.
Mr. Guibert has spent more than 35 years at STMicroelectronics where he held several key positions such as the Vice President of Corporate Business Development in Geneva for 12 years, and as the Executive Vice President for Greater China & South Asia Region for 10 years in Singapore. He was appointed as Senior Advisor of ESTIN, a European Strategy Consulting company in September 2016.
He has several accolades in recognition of promotion of industries and enterprises in Asia. He also acted as the Board member of the Singapore Economic Development Board for 5 years where he served as Chairman of the Finance Committee for a period of 2 years from 2012 to 2014.
In his capacity of Founding Chairman of the EU-ASEAN Business Council from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Guibert advocated for the consolidation of bilateral ties and strategic partnership between the EU and ASEAN countries.