People: François Naef

François Naef

Group General Counsel and Member of the Board of Directors

François Naef joined Waypoint as Group General Counsel and a Member of the Board of Directors in 2014. His responsibility also includes Waypoint's Human Resources. Prior to joining, François was Group General Counsel, Head of Legal, Compliance and Internal Auditing of Merck as well as the Chairman of their Swiss board.

François joined Merck following its acquisition of Serono in 2007 and was Chief Administration Officer and Head of Human Resources, Legal and Communications of Merck Serono from 2007 until 2009. Previously he was General Manager of Serono International S.A, the Geneva based operations of Serono, having held many positions in the company since joining in 1988, including as head of HR, Legal and Communications.

Before Serono, François Naef was an attorney in Geneva. He was the Chairman of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2012.