|Senior Adviser to CVC since 2016, originally joined CVC in 2007 as the Chairman of Greater China. He is based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CVC, Francis was Chairman of Citigroup Global Markets Asia and the CEO and Vice Chairman of BNP Paribas Peregrine. He was also the co-founder of the Peregrine Group, the most prominent Asian investment bank based in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for the firm's equity and corporate finance activities focusing on the Greater China region. Francis holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto.