The Houston FACC is a member-driven non-profit organization that fosters strong economic relations between Houston and French companies through high-level networking, knowledge sharing, and commercial services. 

Our Mission: 

  • Business Support for our members:  
    Support our members on their business endeavor in Texas and in France.
    We can support you with Market studies, Implementation support, Business development, Recruiting services, Communication, and advertisement. 
  • Support Innovation & Knowledge, Business trends and Benchmark:
    Get the pulse of the industry, connect with our members through our targeted networking events as Innovation Forum, and Access to the startup ecosystem.
  • Foster business opportunities in France and in Texas: 
    Highlight Texan business opportunities in France, Support and implement partnerships

Welcome aboard the FACC Houston!

Texas: A land of opportunity to thrive in the American market: Discover an innovative ecosystem HERE

Contact Us: contact@facchouston.org

OUR MEMBERS?
A diverse range of organizations located in Houston, France and internationally.
Nearly a hundred businesses of all sizes, from diverse countries and from different industries including oil, gas, energy, manufacturing, software, services, restaurants, retail, consumer goods, education,  bank, finance, legal and many others.
Individual looking for a job in Houston.

You are not a French speaker or a French company? Relax! It’s open to all.

 

OUR LEITMOTIV?
Be close to our members & value your expertise in the network

Always be passionate & dedicated to your success
Innovate & inventive
Develop your network and create opportunities
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Support & Connect France to Houston by helping you embark on your exploration locally and ensuring you have a successful mission.

FACC BY THE NUMBERS

CHAMBERS

TOTAL BUSINESS MEMBERS

FACC Chapters in the U.S.

EVENTS PER YEAR IN HOUSTON

MEMBERS IN HOUSTON

IN COUNTRIES

FACC BOARD OF DIRECTOR

Executive team led by Franck Avice, FACC President and Constance Bost, FACC Executive Director.

 

The operational team receives the active support of the President and the Board of 24 Directors considered by the French-American business community of Houston.
The Board designs the FACC strategy and provides ongoing support to the team.

Franck Avice

FACC President
FACC Houston

Jerome Pelletan

FACC Treasurer
CFO NA, Air Liquide

John Eldridge

FACC Chairman
Partner, Haynes & Boone

Marie-Helene Ben Samoun

Partner and Managing Director, FACC Secretary
Boston Consulting Group

Patrick De Talancé

Head of NA Energy
Credit Agricole

Nicolas De Coignac

Senio Vice President Vallourec North America

MaryAnne Brelinsky

President
EDF Energy Services

Dennis Petito

FACC Honorary Chairman
Montrose Energy Capital Advisors

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

Executive Vice President North America
Engie

Alexis Andres

Consul General of France in Houston
Consulate of France in Houston

Elizabeth Hunter

Managing Director and Senior Banker
Société Générale

Jean-François Bonneté

CEO
BCI Bonneté

Richard De Moucheron

HR Director Global Operation
Schlumberger

Jacques Fox

Chef and Owner
Artisans Restaurant

Ed Hirs

Managing Director
Hillhouse Resources

Kimberly Johnston

Partner, E&Y
& Founder, Good Works Houston

Marie Maitre

Communication Advisor
Total

Stephen Newton

Partner
Russell Reynolds

Arlecia Williams

Regional Sales Director
United Airlines

Franck Trochet

VP Finance US
Total

Stephen Vuong Nguyen

VP business banking 
BBVA

 

Marie-Nathalie Contou-Carrere

Research Advisor for Industry Partners
Rice University 

Bruce Rutherford

International Managing Director
JLL

Charles Cessot

VP Corporate Development 
TechnipFMC

Innovation Committee

The mission of the innovation committee it’s to share knowledge and perspectives on the latest innovations that inspired the Houston Business Community. 

Vincent Saubestre

VP R&D Strategy & Intelligence 
Total

Emmanuel Ricolfi

Principal
Boston Consulting Group

Marie-Nathalie Contou-Carrere

Research Advisor for Industry Partners
Rice University 

Nathalie Mangeot-Gehin

General Manager
Calgaz/Air Liquide

Energy Committee

The mission of the Energy Committee is to develop topics within the Energy industry to meet, discuss, collaborate and exchange ideas.

Geoffroy Petit

FACC President
FACC Houston

Dennis Petito

FACC Honorary Chairman
Montrose Energy Capital Advisors

Marie-Helene Ben Samoun

Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

Elizabeth Hunter

Managing Director and Senior Banker
Société Générale

Ed Hirs

Managing Director
Hillhouse Resources

 

Want Visit Us?

 

Visit by appointment at FACC Houston
1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440
Houston, TX 77006

contact@facchouston.org