Francis leads the life-science Strategic Projects team at Gerson Lerhrman Group (GLG). In this role he helps clients generate strategic insights leveraging GLG’s expert network to help top hedge funds and private equity firms as well Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to GLG, Francis trained and specialized in psychiatry in the UK. He began his commercial career at Sanofi-Aventis which was followed by several years McKinsey & Co. He left to explore start-up opportunities and continued consulting for the life-science industry building his own client base and was recently asked to join GLG to help build their new consulting division which has now grown to a team of 8 people in less than one year. He has significant experience in life-cycle management through more than 7 product launches (over half were blockbusters) and evaluation of loss of expiration strategies for several brands; in particular he has a key strength in understanding medical levers to achieve commercial goals. Francis holds a MD and BSc from University of Birmingham, UK and a MBA from Columbia University.