Francis is a lawyer from Etsakor Central Local Government Area of Edo State, obtaining his Law degree from the then Bendel State University now Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. A legal Practitioner of 28 years with vast experience in corporate practice, Francis has acted and is still Company Secretary for some prominent corporate clients. He is also Managing Director Stoner Engineering Limited, Director Eff-Tee Properties Limited, Director of Dynatec Resources & Engineering Ltd, Director ESI Audio/Visuals Limited, Director ESI Properties & Homes Limited and currently Principal Partner of Francis Orbih & Associates.
An ardent Badminton player and committed lover of the game and service to the Badminton Community at home and abroad, Francis has been Chairman, Badminton Section Ikoyi Club 1938 from 2005 to 2007; Chairman Lagos State Badminton Association from 2012 to 2018; Chairman South-West Badminton Association from 2013 to date; Vice President of the Badminton Federation of Nigeria from 2013 to 2017; President Badminton Federation of Nigeria from 2017 to date, 2nd Vice President Nigeria Olympic Committee from 2018 to date and member Badminton Confederation Africa Council from 2019 to date. He has also served as Global President of the Federal Government College Ogbomoso Old Students Association from 2013 to 2017.