François E. Clerc is a trusted advisor who has been acting as interim CEO for the last five years.

He is the founder of AdValorem Partners, a leadership advisory practice active in executive search, strategy and board governance after having spent more than a decade as a Senior Partner at Spencer Stuart, the world largest privately-owned executive search firm where he led 2 European practices in technology and was the member of the nomination committee.

Very active in all aspects of board governance, he used to be a member of the Swiss Board Institute Foundation. He also co-founded a company that designed and delivered seminars for board members.

In the past, François worked in Switzerland and in Europe for HP, DEC and Compaq as well as KPMG in various Commercial and HR roles. He also spent a few years in Hong Kong as the Managing Director of a Swiss listed company distributing luxury goods in the Asia Pacific region.

François holds a master’s degree of the University of Geneva. He speaks French and English as well as German.

He is currently based in Geneva, Switzerland.


CEO and Advisor with over 30 years of international business experience.

> Line management and consulting.

> Commercial and HR.

> Technology and Leadership.

> Europe and Asia.