About US

 Our MissioN

High-level networking, Knowledge sharing, 
Business service support.

The FACC Houston is a non-profit organization and acts as a facilitator to develop business connections for its members and is dedicated to furthering business opportunities between Houston and France.

Our Members

The FACC Network builds on strong partnership with key industry players and business hubs of all sizes located in Houston, France and internationally. 
Wide range of industries: oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, Tech & software, services, food, retail, medical, education, finance, legal and many others.
You are not a French speaker or a French company? Relax! It’s open to all.

Attendees a year

Events a year

Board of Directors

Chapters in the U.S.

Texas: Economy U.S.

LEADERSHIP

An outstanding Board of Directors of high level French and American executives & business owners.

The operational team receives the active support of the President and the Board of 22 Directors considered by the French-American business community of Houston. 
They design the FACC strategy and provide ongoing support to the team.

Franck Avice

Franck Avice

FACC President

FACC Houston

John Eldridge

John Eldridge

FACC Chairman

Partner
Haynes & Boone

Jerome Pelletan

Jerome Pelletan

FACC Treasurer

CFO NA
Air Liquide

Marie-Helene Ben Samoun

Marie-Helene Ben Samoun

FACC Secretary

Partner & Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

Patrick De Talancé

Patrick De Talancé

Head of NA Energy
Crédit Agricole

Elizabeth Hunter

Elizabeth Hunter

Managing Director & Senior Banker
Société Générale

Alexis Andres

Alexis Andres

Consul General of France in Houston
Consulate of France in Houston

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

Gwenaelle Avice-Huet

EVP Engie Group & CEO North America
Engie

MaryAnne Brelinsky

MaryAnne Brelinsky

President
EDF Energy Services

Franck Trochet

Franck Trochet

VP Finance US
Total

Marie Maitre

Marie Maitre

Communication 
Advisor
Total

Nicolas de Coignac

Nicolas de Coignac

Senior Vice President
Vallourec
North America

Bruce Rutherford

Bruce Rutherford

International 
Managing Director
JLL

Marie-Nathalie Coutou-Carrere

Marie-Nathalie Coutou-Carrere

Research Advisor for Industry Partners
Rice University

Manuel Orillac

Manuel Orillac

Corporate Transactions Partner
Shearman & Sterling

Steven Newton

Steven Newton

Partner
Russell Reynolds

Laurent Pagnon

Laurent Pagnon

Vice President External Technology
TechnipFMC

Stephen Vuong Nguyen

Stephen Vuong Nguyen

VP Business Banking
BBVA

Dennis Petito

Dennis Petito

FACC Honorary Chairman
Montrose Energy Capital Advisors

Kimberly Johnston

Kimberly Johnston

Partner E&Y
Founder, Good Works Houston

Arlecia Williams

Arlecia Williams

Regional Sales Director
United Airlines

Edward Hirs

Edward Hirs

Managing Director
Hillhouse Resources

Jacques Fox

Jacques Fox

Chef & Owner
Artisans Restaurant

Jean-François Bonneté

Jean-François Bonneté

CEO
BCI Bonneté

EXECUTIVE TEAM

An experienced team driven by the same vision and passion.
We consider the companies we support as ours and success is the only option we consider!
The team is located at Station Houston, the heart of entrepreneurship & innovation ecosystem.

Franck Avice

Franck Avice

President

Constance Bost

Constance Bost

Executive Director

Lea Catanzano

Lea Catanzano

Marketing & Business Development Manager

Aurore Ladeveze

Aurore Ladeveze

Marketing & Business Development Manager

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Location

Visit by appointment or online meeting available

1301 Fannin Street, Suite 2440

Houston, TX 77006

contact@facchouston.org