Prior to joining New Frontier, he was Senior Vice President at Hilton Worldwide and a core founding member of its Greater China leadership team. He led the establishment and expansion of the Hilton enterprise in Greater China, setting up the Greater China regional corporate headquarters and significantly growing the portfolio from four hotels to about 600 properties opened and in the pipeline on his departure. He was also instrumental in inducting eight new brands into the Greater China market and pioneered several groundbreaking transactions in the industry.
Before joining Hilton, Francis was a corporate finance lawyer specializing in private equity, venture capital, M&A and capital markets.
Francis holds a Master of Laws, Master of Applied Finance and MBA.