Francois Stoessel joined Ontario Teachers' in 2016, focusing on direct equities investments in both public and private companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Francois has over a decade of industry experience in private equity and investment banking.

Prior to joining Ontario Teachers', Francois worked at GMT Partners, a pan-European mid-cap private equity fund active in telecom, media and technology, and KKR, where he focused on European private equity deals in industrials and telecom. Francois started his career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, where he was involved in a variety of mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory transactions.

Francois earned a Master's degree and diploma from Ecoles des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), in Paris.