Francois Sterin


Francois Sterin

Executive Vice President & Chief Industrial Officer


François has 15 years of experience working on global infrastructure for internet and telecom companies currently at OVHcloud, where one of his priorities is ensuring the business is powered with more climate-friendly sources. In Nov 2019, he was named in Data Economy’s “Climate 50 – The World’s Top Most Influential Climate Leaders In Data Centres And Cloud” who are driving change and the debate around Global Warming, Climate Change, sustainability and renewables across the data centre and cloud sectors.

In his current role as Chief Industrial Officer at OVHcloud, he leads the technical infrastructure of OVHcloud from the server assembly lines to the design, construction and operation of the data centres globally.

Previously, as a Director of Global Infrastructure, he oversaw Google’s data centres portfolio and location strategy in EMEA and Asia, as well as their related energy needs.

Prior to that, he spent six years at Google California Headquarters in various positions, in charge of Google rapid expansion of their global backbone network and global data centre footprint.