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François Ribeiro dos Santos

François Ribeiro dos Santos




Summary Bio

François is a Johannesburg‑based Director within the Financial Services practice of Partners in Performance.

For more than 30 years, he has served clients in a wide range of industries in more than 25 countries. In addition to having lived and worked in the USA, South Africa, Brazil, France and Chile, he is fluent in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

François joined Partners in Performance in 2021 from Kearney, where he had been a Partner for seven years. Before this he had been a Principal for Bain & Company and Monitor Group.

At Partners in Performance, François is driven by driving sustainable changes to clients’ bottom line and making a positive impact to society.

Due to the global experience accrued throughout his career, François provides unique perspectives to clients from distinct jurisdictions. This is bolstered by his strong background in change management, helping clients to escape the 'running on treadmill' trap in which so many can find themselves.


  • Strategy implementation
  • Organisation transformation
  • Operations optimisation

Core Sectors

  • Mining and metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Infrastructure


  • MBA, University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Management, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil
  • B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Unicamp, Brazil