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 exited 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!

Mialy Ravelojaona - Communications Coordinator - Contact

Mialy recently arrived from France where she worked as a marketing project manager for luxury brands. She is now in charge of all communications for the FACCSF, bringing her passion, determination and strong experience in marketing. Passionate about traveling and exotic cuisines, she is looking forward to discovering different cultures through the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco.

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



Upcoming events

Our events

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Thank you for your support

    • AIFI
    • AXA Rosenberg
    • Abby USA Software House
    • Advanced Viticulture, Inc
    • Affinity Hive
    • Air France
    • Alpha Omega Winery
    • Alten Calsoft Labs
    • Amaris
    • Amcor
    • App Annie
    • Arch System
    • Asteelflash
    • BDO Seidman
    • Balzac
    • Bank of the West
    • Barclais
    • Benefit
    • Bizcom
    • Boisset
    • Boston Private Bank
    • Bright on Presidio
    • CG Roxane
    • CIC Banque Transatlantique
    • Calparrio Travel Service
    • Camp Six
    • Capgemini
    • Chandon
    • Columbus
    • Dashlimo
    • Day Darmet Catering
    • DevHD
    • Diam
    • Docusign
    • Domaine Anderson
    • E2f translations
    • EDF
    • EDHEC
    • ESI Group
    • Fabrique Délices
    • Faurecia
    • Fiducial Jade
    • FollowAnalytics
    • French American International School
    • French Tech Hub
    • French morning
    • Galaxy Desserts
    • Gameloft
    • Gracenote
    • H&A Financing
    • HM Clause
    • HP
    • IAE Limoges
    • INSEEC
    • Intel
    • Interpro
    • Ivalua
    • Jade Associates
    • Janson Capsules
    • La Folie
    • Le Meridien
    • Lycée Français de San Francisco
    • Maisons Marques & Domaines
    • Manzana Products
    • Minerva Networks
    • NextWorld Capital
    • Nixon Peabody
    • Novelvy
    • Numberly-1000mercis group
    • Orange
    • Parrot
    • Paul Hobbs Winery
    • Planisware
    • Pole Star USA
    • Presence AI
    • RMKB
    • RSM
    • Radiant Logic
    • Radoux Tonnelerie
    • RelayRides
    • Retail Native
    • Saverglass
    • Scality
    • Sciformar
    • Sculpteo
    • Sheppard Mullin
    • Socket Mobil, Inc.
    • Sofinnova
    • TV5 Monde
    • The Cosmo Company
    • Thierry Hugand State Farm Insurance & Financial Services
    • Thomson Reuters
    • Total New Energies USA
    • Tour-Sarkissian Law Offices
    • Treeptik
    • Ubisoft
    • Upcall
    • VSG Chateau Potelle Winery
    • Vera Vista Solutions
    • Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Yupana LLC
    • Zodiac Aerospace Interconnect US

Contact Us

French-American Chamber of Commerce

26 O'Farrell Street #500

San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (+415) 442-4717


Visit by appointment only