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: 

 

Welcome aboard the FACC Houston!

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 LEITMOTIVE?
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.

With more than 35 years of existence & experience in Houston, the French American Chamber of Commerce is a non-governmental and nonprofit entity. Facc Houston is part of a worldwide network of 120 other French Chambers operating in 90 countries and 20 French Chambers in The United States.  We serve the ongoing business needs of corporate and individual members throughout the Houston & Texas area. As well as to develop efficient networking between the members. The FACC Houston achieves these objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and by offering international business services to its members and by facilitating the development of their business on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Sharing experiences and access to Expertise:   We organize during the year over 40 events and private luncheons which gather the top executives of several fields: Finance, HR, energy, Innovation… Let’s share experiences with peers, network and be aware of last updates in the industry. Support you to achieve your  goals:  The French American Chamber of Commerce Houston offers a wide range of services such as helping you set up your business in Houston & Texas area, gaining a better understanding of the local industry through a market approach, prospecting to create direct contacts and meeting with valuable actors

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 Geoffroy Petit, FACC President and Constance Bost, FACC Executive Director.

 

The operational team receives the active support of the President and the Board of 20 Directors considered by the French-American business community of Houston.
The Board designs the FACC strategy and provides ongoing support to the team.

Geoffroy Petit

FACC President
FACC Houston

Jerome Pelletan

FACC Treasurer
CFO NA, Air Liquide

John Eldridge

FACC Secretary
Partner, Haynes & Boone

Patrick De Talancé

Head of NA Energy
Credit Agricole

Nicolas De Coignac

Senio Vice President Vallourec North America

Jean-François Bonneté

FACC Chairman
CEO, BCI Bonneté

Marie-Helene Ben Samoun

Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

MaryAnne Brelinsky

President
EDF Energy Services

Dennis Petito

FACC Honorary Chairman
Montrose Energy Capital Advisors

Alexis Andres

Consul General of France in Houston
Consulate of France in Houston

Christian Escudie

FACC Honorary Chairman
FACC Houston

Richard De Moucheron

FACC Vice President
HR Director Global Operation, Schlumberger

Jacques Fox

Chef and Owner
Artisans Restaurant

Ed Hirs

Managing Director
Hillhouse Resources

Elizabeth Hunter

Managing Director and Senior Banker
Société Générale

Kimberly Johnston

Partner, E&Y
& Founder, Good Works Houston

Marie Maitre

Communication Advisor
Total

Stephen Newton

Partner
Russell Reynolds

Rebecca Rabinow

Director
Menil Collection

Arlecia Williams

Regional Sales Director
United Airlines

Franck Trochet

VP Finance US
Total

Stephen Vuong Nguyen

VP business banking 
BBVA

 

Anthony Yeremian

VP North America
Jarvis Legal

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

Executive team led by Geoffroy Petit, FACC President and Constance Bost, FACC Executive Director.
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

Executive team led by Geoffroy Petit, FACC President and Constance Bost, FACC Executive Director.
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

Beaujolais Committee

Executive team led by Geoffroy Petit, FACC President and Constance Bost, FACC Executive Director.
Annual Event designed to promote the French wine & Food Savoir-faire.

Geoffroy Petit

FACC President
FACC Houston

Dennis Petito

FACC Honorary Chairman
Montrose Energy Capital Advisors

Jean-François Bonneté

FACC Chairman
CEO, BCI Bonneté

Jacques Fox

Chef and Owner
Artisans Restaurant

Gala Committee

Executive team led by Geoffroy Petit, FACC President and Constance Bost, FACC Executive Director.
Annual Event designed as a high-end French American party to celebrate the French American/ Texan friendship

Geoffroy Petit

FACC President
FACC Houston

Patrick De Talancé

Head of NA Energy
Credit Agricole

Marie-Helene Ben Samoun

Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

Dennis Petito

FACC Honorary Chairman
Montrose Energy Capital Advisors

Marie Maitre

Communication Advisor
Total

Alexis Andres

Consul General of France in Houston
Consulate of France in Houston

Emmanuel Ricolfi

Principal
Boston Consulting Group

 

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

contact@facchouston.org

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