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.

Axelle Gouverneur - Program Manager - Contact

First arrived at the French American Chamber of Commerce as a Business Operations Coordinator, Axelle committed to support members as well as the FACCSF team on their day-to-day needs. As a Program Manager, she now engages further with the whole French-American business community to bring value to their projects in the Bay Area. Her background includes experiences in Communications and Copywriting, with missions executed for industries ranging from luxury to construction and transports.

Pauline WiendersEvent Manager- Contact

Pauline is the newest member of the FACCSF team and will be in charge of coordinating the 2 annual signature events of the chamber: La Soiree and the French American Business Gala Awards, as well as organizing with the team the + 100 events that are proposed to our members every year. Before moving to San Francisco, she worked in communications and marketing, mainly in the tourism sector. With experiences in non-profits, she is used to work in fast paced environments and thrive to gather people around meaningful projects. 

Jules Caron - Communication Coordinator - Contact

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. 
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.

Kevin Douchez - Event & Operation Coordinator - Contact

Arrived in the US a year ago to finalize his master's degree in Business & Leadership, Kevin came in the Bay Area to improve his skills and open new opportunities. Previously, Kevin worked as a Sales Representative in France in three different kind of industries from the electronic industry to the food industry, Kevin's role was to advise and help his customers to find their needs. Building relationship is what he enjoys the most and for this reason he is glad to support the FACCSF members community in their development & business opportunities



A board of 22 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: Antoine Villata, Planisware

Vice President: Christine Hoefliger, Sheppard Mullin

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

Vice President: Ludovic Ulrich, Partner - Silicon Foundry

TreasurerRichard Zolezzi, Polsinelli




Elie Asmar, Interpro

Nathalie Auber, Sofinnova

Johanna Assous, Capgemini

Brittany Bir, 42 Silicon Valley

Frederic Catteau, Amcor

Thomas Celerier, Slalom Consulting

Jean-Noel Fourmeaux, VGS Chateau Potelle

Raphaelle Guillaumet, Jade Associates

François Gros, H&A Financing & Services

Christine Hoeffliger, Sheppard Mullin

Greg Lartilleux, Avenir Mortgage Planners

Anita Melikian, BioXb

Francois Muse, French American Accountancy

Chloe Sorequere, Veravista Solution

Jean-Marc Torre, Bank of the West

Ludovic Ulrich, 
Partner - Silicon Foundry

Antoine Villata, Planisware

Jean-Claude Viollier, Capgemini

Louis Zandvliet, Tonnellerie Radoux

Richard Zolezzi, Polsinelli  


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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Thank you for your support

    • AXA Rosenberg
    • Acerta Pharma
    • Affinity Hive
    • Air France
    • Alpha Omega Winery
    • Alten Calsoft Labs
    • Amcor
    • Antares International Partners
    • Arch System
    • Asteelflash
    • Atlas Wine Co
    • Axelia Partners LLC
    • Bank of the West
    • Barclais
    • Barefoods co.
    • Benefit
    • Benhamou Global Ventures
    • Boisset
    • Boston Private Bank
    • CG Roxane
    • CIC Banque Transatlantique
    • Calparrio Travel Service
    • Capgemini
    • Cathay Innovation
    • Chandon
    • Crédit Agricole
    • D'Alessio Law Group
    • 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
    • Mazars US LLP
    • Minerva Networks
    • Morpho N.A., Inc.
    • NextWorld Capital
    • Orange Silicon Valley
    • Parrot
    • Paul Hobbs Winery
    • Placecast
    • Planisware
    • Polsinelli
    • RMKB
    • Radiant Logic
    • Radoux Tonnelerie
    • Retail Native
    • SGP Packaging by Verallia
    • Salesforce
    • Saverglass
    • Scality
    • Sciformar
    • Sculpteo
    • Sheppard Mullin
    • Slalom Consulting
    • Socket Mobil, Inc.
    • Sofinnova
    • Sublime Skinz
    • TURO INC.
    • TV5 Monde
    • Talend
    • Total New Energies USA
    • Ubisoft
    • Upcall
    • VSG Chateau Potelle Winery
    • Vivelys
    • WI Harper Group
    • Winston & Strawn LLP
    • Yupana LLC

Contact Us

French-American Chamber of Commerce

26 O'Farrell Street #500

San Francisco, CA 94108

Phone: (+415) 442-4717


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