Transatlantic Forum

The Transatlantic Forum is an invitation-only membership group that brings together established French and American professionals for in-depth conversations on contemporary issues of concern on both sides of the Atlantic.

The program aims to provide a deeper understanding of the forces shaping American and French societies in a warm, convivial atmosphere that fosters stimulating conversations and lasting friendships. Our goal is to build a community that is informed, open-minded and committed to engaging personally on issues of critical import to the U.S. – France relationship. Our members cross nationalities and professional fields: government, media, non-profit, academia, business, law, finance, the arts, and more. In general, half are American and half French. Forum members share a passion for debate and a desire to engage across cultures to help build a more peaceful and unified world.


The Transatlantic Forum meets every four to six weeks from September through July.

The format is a seated dinner or cocktail event (locations will vary), with a guest speaker presentation followed by a Q&A session. Discussions are moderated by Forum members.

Benefits of Membership

Annual membership benefits include:

  • Invitation to regular dinners and cocktail receptions with fellow members and guest speakers
  • Privileged access to networks including the French-American Foundation Young Leaders, the Foundation’s Board of Directors, policy experts, and other constituents of the French-American Foundation
  • Invitations to special Foundation events, including conferences, webinars and more.

Application Process

Candidates interested in joining the Transatlantic Forum must submit a resume or bio and brief candidate statement. Candidates will be contacted by a Foundation staff member to schedule a follow-up meeting. The French-American Foundation will review applications and inform candidates of the decision regarding their membership status.

Candidates interested in joining the Transatlantic Forum should contact Cindy Klarwasser at for more information.

Please note: Membership in the Transatlantic Forum does not influence a candidate’s application to the French-American Foundation’s Young Leaders program. Although members of the Forum may apply and be accepted to the Young Leaders program, participation in one does not guarantee access to the other.

Membership Dues

Members are invited to join the Forum for the annual fee of $400.

Click here to pay your membership dues.

Please note: Annual dues are billed on a rolling basis. Annual dues cover goods and services provided by the French-American Foundation; they are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. The French-American Foundation reserves the right to suspend the privileges of a member in default for more than sixty days.

Our Members

Thibault Adrien, Founder & CEO, Lafayette RE LLC
Pedro Aparicio, Associate, Goldman Sachs
Maria Aspan, Senior Writer, Fortune Magazine
Jacques Bourgeois, Associate, Lazard
Margaux Buridant, Senior Vice President, Bank of the West
Raphael Camp, CEO, Eurovet Americas
Lucille Chalaoux,  Analyst, Rothschild & Co.
Alexandre Chenesseau, Managing Director, Evercore
Didier Choix, Founder & President, DDA & Company, LLC
Jonathan Cramer, Founder & President, DDA & Company, LLC
Chloe Demrovsky, President & CEO, Disaster Recovery Institute International
Marie-Pierre Dhers, Founder, MP & Partnairs, LLC
Hannah Fisch, Managing Director, Newmark
Rémi Forgeas, France Country Practice National Leader (North America), RSM US
Marie de Foucaud, Founder, Elovation Consulting
Marie-Barbe Girard, Entrepreneur
Rachele Haber-Thomson, Co-Founder, Blue Dot
Kathryn Harrison, CEO & Founder, MAGPIE
Alain Henry, VP, Global Technology Services, IBM
Maya Henry, Principal, Blackstone
Adam Jones, Chief of Staff, Pie Insurance
Roy Kabla, Global Head of Media & Entertainment Investment Banking, Barclays
Lindsey Laveaux, Criminal Defense Attorney, New York County Defender Services
David Liwak, Founder & CEO, Maxwell
Gurpreet Oberoi, Managing Partner, Singh Global LLC
Christopher Olivia, CEO, Rothman Institute
Anaïs Rameau, Assistant Professor of Laryngology, Chief of Dysphagia, and Director of New Technologies, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
Julia Rubalevskaya, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Remy Raisner Rufenach, Founder & CEO, The Raisner Group
David-James Sebag, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel
Laura Sennett, 2023 Fellow, 92NY Women inPower
Anne de Louvigny Stone, Senior Vice President, International Wealth Advisor, at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Eduardo Tamraz, Managing Director, TPG Pace Group
Aurelie Tcharbatchian, Director, Financial Sponsors Coverage, Natixis CIB Americas
Gregory Yigitkurt, Regional Marketing Manager, Americas, AXA XL