David Francis is the data product manager at the Global Data Consortium. He was the founder and CEO of Ozanam Strategic Insights, which he established in 2018. From 2014 to 2017, he was a senior reporter at Foreign Policy where he covered international economics and trade. A winner of numerous awards and fellowships, Francis has reported on militant movements in Nigeria, Islamic terrorism in Kenya, European politics from Berlin, the war on drugs in Mexico and the war in Afghanistan. His work has appeared in Slate, the Christian Science Monitor, Financial Times Germany, Sports Illustrated and the Atlantic, among other outlets. Francis lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and daughter.


  • MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MALS, Georgetown University, B.A., University of Chicago