Young Leaders

French-American Foundation selects rising stars from both sides of the Atlantic for its Young Leaders Program 

2017 American Young Leaders:  

  • Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner for International Affairs, New York City Mayor’s Office
  • Nicolas Bernadi, Partner, La Boulangerie de San Francisco and Founder, Sitari Ventures
  • James G. Brooks, Jr., Founder and CEO, GlassView
  • Frank Demaille, President and CEO, ENGIE North America
  • Jason El KoubiExecutive Vice President, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Kathryn Finney, Managing Director and Founder, Digitalundivided
  • Maya Kalieva Henry, Senior Vice President, PIMCO
  • Olivier Kamanda, Director, Code.gov and Presidential Innovation Fellow
  • Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York, Consulate General of France
  • Michael Morales, White House Fellow, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force
  • Adrien Treuille, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

2017 French Young Leaders: 

  • Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal, Directrice générale, Château Angélus 
  • Sophie de Closets, Présidente, Éditions Fayard 
  • Aurélien Hamelle, Directeur juridique Groupe, Total
  • Gaspard Koenig, Philosophe, Fondateur de « Génération Libre » 
  • Jérémie Lefevre, Professeur de médecine, chirurgien et chercheur, Hôpital Saint-Antoine
  • Camille Levy, Executive Product Leader, GE
  • Guillaume Liegey, Co-fondateur et CEO, Liegey Muller Pons
  • Thomas Pesquet, Spationaute (ESA) 
  • Philippine de T’Serclaes, Directrice des Partenariats Stratégiques, Schneider Electric
  • David Vaillant, Managing Director, Deputy Head EMEA Banking, BNP Paribas
  • Alice Zagury, Co-fondatrice et CEO, The Family