After holding several prominent professional positions including as the mayor of Sion, François now primarily practices administrative law in the canton of Valais.
- University of Lausanne (licence en droit, 1974)
- Associate, PYTHON (2008 to date)
- Mayor of Sion (full time) (1997-2008)
- Executive Council of Sion (part time) (1985-1996)
- Own Attorney-at-law Office, Sion (1977-1996)
- Public Notary, Sion (1975-1996)
- Trainee with Joseph Blatter, Sion (1974-1977)