Francis graduated from NUS with a BBA (1st class honours) and an MBA. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Wharton School and is a SAF Scholarship holder. In his 18 years of service with the RSAF, Francis received military training in France, UK & USA, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is the recipient of the Commendation Gold Medal from the SAF for outstanding service.
His professional journey started at ST Aerospace and includes other global companies including Honeywell and Ingersoll Rand. Francis also served as a senior advisor to TYCO International and is currently Board Director for 2 foreign companies.
Francis received the Magnolia Award by the Shanghai government for contributions to the economic development of the city. He enjoys golf, music and travelling.