Chief of Staff to the CEO
Christophe François has been AVG’s Chief of Staff to the CEO since February of 2014. He helps direct the flow of thinking and energy from the CEO and the CEO’s office in order for AVG to scale further and drive the business growth strategy for 2014 and beyond. In his role Christophe helps embrace and execute change whilst supporting the management team with the continuous health and their oversight of the entire organization. Promoting the CEO’s vision, strategy and ideas Christophe is also responsible for organizational development and the business and system transformation of AVG.
Prior to Chief of Staff, Christophe held the positions of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at AVG for four and a half years. During that time he was responsible for all legal, commercial contractual, corporate governance and compliance matters. As Corporate Secretary, he supported the management and supervisory boards of AVG Technologies NV and helped organize the corporate governance of the listed entity while supporting the boards in their functioning and management and supervision of the AVG group of companies. During his role as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Christophe built a full legal department providing commercial, corporate and compliance functions that delivered support to AVG operations across all departments and jurisdictions in which AVG operates its business worldwide. He also led organizational and operational structuring programs, the legal requirements for the credit facility and compliance framework for the IPO process, which successfully saw AVG listed on the New York Stock Exchange in February 2012.
Prior to joining AVG in 2009, Christophe served as Senior Legal Manager and EMEA Privacy Officer at CA and Senior Legal Manager and European Affairs at Oracle.