As the chief executive officer of BVI International Arbitration Centre, Mr Francois Lassalle is responsible for the overall set-up, growth, management and operations of the institution.
Prior to moving to the BVI, he worked for Dentons in London, the world’s largest law firm, where he advised senior management on their UK strategy and served as the divisional business manager for two divisions.
He started his London career in banking and since he always likes to explore pastures new, joined a financial start-up that was then acquired by Standard and Poors. During this time, he played a key part in the development of research departments and operations both in London, India and the Philippines before moving on to the legal sector. Francois worked for Linklaters where he advised the executive committee and led teams, strategies, global projects and consulting assignments both broad in scope and with high business impact before taking on a global business management role.
Francois holds a master’s degree in management from French business school EM Strasbourg with concentrations in finance and banking; and a BSc degree from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in management.