Team & Board Members

Laurence Fabre - Executive Director - Contact

Since her arrival in the Bay Area in 2014, Laurence has helped the development of several start up in the US and worked for the FACCSF. Before moving to California, she worked during 4 years as an Intellectual property lawyer for an international Law firm in Paris. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed in the Bay Area.

Nadège Thorez - Program Manager - Contact

Experienced, creative and enthusiastic program manager, Nadege Thorez is in charge of relations with members, business development and corporate services (J-1 visas, recruitment center, business center and all the settlement support issues). Passionate about connecting people she loves facilitating international collaborations and managing networks. After ten years of project management in France in organisations such as Conseil Régional d’Ile-de-France, CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, etc., she came to California to meet new and exciting challenges.

Melanie Dias - Event Manager - Contact

Settled in the Bay Area since 2014, Melanie Dias brings an extensive knowledge working for American organizations from her previous experiences particularly in the field of project management. As Event Manager, she is overseeing the logistics and organization of the various FACCSF events including our Annual Fundraiser - Gastronomy and Wine show - La Soiree or also the French American Business Awards 'FABA'. Outgoing, active and curious about the world, Melanie always seeks new adventures.

Eve Berthaud - Event Coordinator - Contact

We're excited to have Eve Berthaud join our team as an Event coordinator. She will be assisting our event manager as well as supporting the FACCSF various activities . Eve is very familiar with the chamber of commerce as she has been a volunteer with us for the last couple of years. Prior moving to California, she was working in France as a HR Coordinator in talent acquisition and payroll. Passionate about traveling and classic art, she's always looking for new challenges!

Jules Caron - Communication Coordinator - Contact

Just arrived from Paris, Jules joined the FACCSF as Communication Coordinator. He will oversee the visibility for the FACCSF members, manage all the communication platforms and PR calendars around our different events including the FABA and La Soiree. 
New to the Bay Area, Jules gained experience from his previous responsibilities in hospitality at AccorHotels where he managed communications for the luxuries French hotels of the group through media, non-media supports and consulting environment in Paris for various customers such as Jack Daniel’s or PUMA.

Axelle Gouverneur - Business Operations - Contact

As a Business Operations Coordinator, Axelle engages with the Program Manager in her missions and supports the entire team to facilitate the FACCSF’s activities. Specialized in Communications, she has a strong background in managing the day-to-day life of a team, from administrative support to project management. Her previous experiences include working for a digital agency and the luxury industry.
Driven by her desire to learn, Axelle likes to engage with professionals from all fields to get a deeper understanding of their environment and connect with them.

A board of 19 members governs the French American Chamber of Commerce. Each member is elected for a three-year mandate and is responsible for the conduct of the organization in co-operation with the permanent staff. 


President: Eve Chaurand

Vice President: Francois Gros, H&A Financing & Services

Vice President: Gisele Maxwell, Shasta Crystals

Vice President: Antoine Villata, Planisware

TreasurerRichard Zolezzi, Polsinelli

Chloe Soroquere, Vera Vista Business Solutions



Elie Asmar, Interpro

Nathalie Auber, Sofinnova

Frederic Catteau, Amcor

Thomas Célerier, Slalom Consulting

Jean-Noël Fourmeaux, VGS Château Potelle

Christine Hoefliger, Sheppard Mullin

Greg Lartilleux, Avenir Mortgage Planners

Anita Melikian, BioXb

Francois Muse, French American Accountancy

Jean-Marc Torre, Bank of the West

Ludovic Ulrich, Salesforce

Jean-Claude Viollier, Capgemini


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Ms. Laurence Fabre Bordet



Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul General of France in San Francisco

Alain Azan, Sofinnova Ventures, Inc

Francois Hechinger, BDO Seidman, LLP

Francois Laugier, Attorney at Law, RMKB

Patrick Patterson, Boston Private Bank



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    • AXA Rosenberg
    • Acerta Pharma
    • Affinity Hive
    • Air France
    • Alpha Omega Winery
    • Alten Calsoft Labs
    • Amcor
    • Antares International Partners
    • App Annie
    • Arch System
    • Asteelflash
    • Axelia Partners LLC
    • Balzac
    • Bank of the West
    • Barclais
    • Barefoods co.
    • Benefit
    • Benhamou Global Ventures
    • Boisset
    • Boston Private Bank
    • Bright on Presidio
    • CG Roxane
    • CIC Banque Transatlantique
    • Calparrio Travel Service
    • Capgemini
    • Cathay Innovation
    • Chandon
    • Crédit Agricole
    • Daher
    • Docusign
    • Domaine Anderson
    • E2f translations
    • EDF
    • EDHEC
    • ESI Group
    • Fabrique Délices
    • Faurecia
    • Feedly
    • Fiducial Jade
    • FollowAnalytics
    • French Tech Hub
    • French morning
    • Frenchbee
    • Fruition Sciences
    • Galaxy Desserts
    • Gameloft
    • Gracenote
    • H&A Financing
    • HM Clause
    • HP
    • INSEEC
    • Intel
    • Ivalua
    • Janson Capsules
    • La Folie
    • Le Meridien
    • Lycée Français de San Francisco
    • Maisons Marques & Domaines
    • Manzana Products
    • Minerva Networks
    • Morpho N.A., Inc.
    • NextWorld Capital
    • Numberly-1000mercis group
    • Orange Silicon Valley
    • Parrot
    • Paul Hobbs Winery
    • Placecast
    • Planisware
    • Polsinelli
    • RMKB
    • RSM
    • Radiant Logic
    • Radoux Tonnelerie
    • Retail Native
    • SGP Packaging by Verallia
    • Salesforce
    • Saverglass
    • Scality
    • Sciformar
    • Sculpteo
    • Sheppard Mullin
    • Skymind
    • Socket Mobil, Inc.
    • Sofinnova
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    • TURO INC.
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    • Talend
    • The Cosmo Company
    • The Vault Company
    • Total New Energies USA
    • Ubisoft
    • Upcall
    • VSG Chateau Potelle Winery
    • WI Harper Group
    • Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Yupana LLC

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French-American Chamber of Commerce

26 O'Farrell Street #500

San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (+415) 442-4717


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