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
Treasurer: Richard Zolezzi, Polsinelli
Secretary: 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
HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
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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