Trained as an accountant, Francis Kone has a degree in audit and management control and a second in organisational and project management from the Centre de Recherche et d'Action pour la Paix (CERAP) in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).

He has been involved in the promotion and defence of human rights with ACAT Côte d'Ivoire since February 2010, serving successively as national project coordinator (2 years) and administrative, financial and logistical coordinator of the project on preventive detention in Côte d'Ivoire (6 years).

Since 05 June 2023, Francis KONE has joined the FIACAT International Secretariat team as administrative and financial officer. He is responsible for administrative and accounting management, supporting the organisation of logistics and representing FIACAT in dealings with technical and financial partners.