HEAD OF ALLIANCE VENTURES
François Dossa is Head of Alliance Ventures, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s global investment organization, which manages corporate venture capital investment in open innovation, in support of the Alliance’s strategic objectives. Co-located in Silicon Valley, Paris, Yokohama and Beijing, “Alliance Ventures” is a $200 million venture capital fund operating for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive alliance. Launched in 2018, the fund targets technology and business model innovation in vehicle electrification, autonomous systems, car connectivity and new mobility services.
François joined the Alliance in April 2017 and managed the creation of Alliance Ventures.. Prior to his current position, François was CEO of Nissan do Brazil Automóveis. Under his stewardship, Nissan do Brazil experienced significant growth in market share, introduced eight new models, including the critically acclaimed Kicks model, and opened a new manufacturing plant in Resende, Rio. Dossa led Nissan do Brazil while it was the official automotive sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games™, resulting in a significant improvement in brand awareness and perception.
Prior to joining Nissan, François held various leadership positions over 24 years in the investment banking industry, split between Europe and Latin America. He served for 11 years as CEO of Société Générale Brazil where he was responsible for the development of its investment and retail bank activities in the Brazilian and Latin American markets. Before moving to Brazil, he served for 2 years as Director at Société Générale in Paris.
François holds a Master in Corporate Business and Administration from HEC Paris (1984). François was awarded on 2010 “La Légion d’Honneur”, one of the highest honors from the French Republic. François is board member of two NGO active in education in Brazil: “Gol de Letra” and “Casa do Zezinho”.