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Francis de Véricourt is a professor of Management Science and the director of the Center for Decisions, Models and Data at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin. 

He is also the first holder of the ESMT President’s Chair. He lived and worked in France, USA, Germany and Singapore.


Francis is the co-author of "Framers: Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil", Dutten-Penguin Books,  with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

He was the first Associate Dean of Research at ESMT and held faculty positions at Duke University and INSEAD, where he also was the Paul Dubrule Chaired professor in Sustainable Development. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and received a MS degree in applied mathematics and computer science at the Grenoble Institute of Technology as well as a PhD degree from Université Paris VI, France.


His general research interest is in the area of analytics, decision science and operations. He is the author of numerous academic articles in prominent management, analytics and economics journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, American Economics Review and others. He received multiple outstanding research rewards,  including the ENRE and MSOM best publication awards of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.  


Francis has been the recipient of many teaching awards for delivering classes to MBA and Executive MBA students at ESMT and INSEAD. He has extensive experience in executive education and corporate learning solutions. He is a regular speaker in academic and industry forums.

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