LLB, Liverpool University, England; Diploma of Legal Practice, Chester, England; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; California Society of Certified Public Accountants; CPA License: California; Chartered Accountant, England and Wales
Global Head of Tax (VP)
1455 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94103
AICPA, CA CPA
Francois has over 25 years of experience in corporate tax, focusing on corporate taxation for U.S.-based multi-national technology companies. He has worked overseas in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Singapore and Hong Kong, bringing with him a hands-on experience with national and international tax issues. Prior to joining Uber, Francois was the Global Lead Tax Partner at KPMG, focusing on global hyper-growth tech companies. Francois has also founded and sold a tax- tech start-up which had global operations. Francois has worked with companies on international, federal and state tax compliance and planning, sales and use tax, property tax, nexus studies, R&D tax credits, transaction advisory for tax, value-added tax issues, transfer pricing, income tax accounting, stock options, accounting for uncertain tax positions, and domestic and international structuring. Francois has also worked with numerous publicly held companies on rectifying issues surrounding material weaknesses related to tax. Francois has taken a large number of companies public on the LSE, the NYSE and the NASDAQ. Francois also worked for the European Commission in Brussels on various tax and policy/regulatory studies and was instrumental in assisting the EU Commission align certain “green” tax regulations. Finally, for all of his sins, Francois is both an accountant and a lawyer!
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