Françon Joins DHR International as Principal

Mar 3, 2017

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Pierre-Jean Françon has joined the firm as a Principal in the Consumer & Retail Practice with a focus on Luxury Retail. He will be based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.

Françon specializes in executive search and is a trusted advisor for clients in the luxury, fashion, FMCG, wine, and spirits industries. He works senior level assignments across key functions with a strong focus on general management, sales, marketing, and finance related roles.

Prior to joining DHR International, Françon served as Vice President with an Asian boutique executive search firm in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Prior to that, Françon was based in Japan where he worked with one of the country’s leading executive search firms as a Senior Consultant and oversaw retail recruitment. He started his career in the recruitment industry in 2011.

During the early stage of his career, Françon worked as a Sales Associate with a prestigious luxury brand in Paris where he attended to high-end clientele and learned about the importance of quality customer service.

Originally from Paris, France, Françon holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Novancia Business School in his hometown and a Masters' degree in International Business from Grenoble School of Management also in France. He is multi-lingual (French, English, Japanese, and Spanish) and is currently taking a course in Italian.

For more than 25 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe.  DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit