Francis Gross is Senior Adviser in the Directorate General Statistics of the European Central Bank. His main interest lies in developing vision, sustainable conceptual design and strategy for overcoming the dual disruption of rapid globalization and digitization with a focus on measurement. Francis’ immediate focus lies on the “real world – data world” interface, beginning with object identification, specifically legal entities.

Francis serves on the Regulatory Oversight Committee of the G20-backed Global Legal Entity Identifier System and has been instrumental from the start in the emergence and development of the GLEIS.