Announcing Two Additions to the FACC HR & Mobility Committee

Chapter News | October 04, 2019

At the heart of every business, whether French or American, are the individuals empowering the successful development of products and services. Human resources professionals are often the first point of contact within a company and their role is pivotal in determining enterprise culture and ultimately, via the experience, personality and ambition of each staff, how the company will rise to meet business challenges and innovate. 

Given the diverse mosaic of FACC-NY membership, with a healthy balance of French, American and International professionals at every stage of their career, it is no surprise that international mobility is a topic of importance among our community. As an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa sponsor, the French-American Chamber of Commerce NY facilitates the internships and trainees of over 1200 French and European nationals every year. The FACC HR community is an important part of this endeavor, as a solid training plan and host company structure are essential elements of a successful Exchange Visitor Experience. 

In addition to the involvement of the recently appointed FACC Associate Director of International Career Development Programs, Mary Beth Lambert, as FACC staff liaison to the committee,  we are pleased to welcome two new faces: 

Christina Gouliamberis is an HR Manager at Christian Dior and a graduate of Rutgers University.

This past March, Christina served as a Mentor in the 3rd Christian Dior Mentorship Program. For the launch, more than 100 of Dior's most fashionable, including mentors, mentees and other industry professionals, gathered to commemorate the event. The program included prepared remarks by Renaud de Lesquen, chief executive and president of Christian Dior Couture North America, Åsa Charlotte Regnér, deputy executive director of U.N. Women and France’s secretary of state for equality between men and women Marlène Schiappa.

As part of LVMH, with a wide range of Houses, métiers and geographic locations, each member of the Group benefits from unrivaled career opportunities. Annually, 2,400 managers benefit from mobility within the Group, and this figure has risen steadily in recent years. All managerial roles are concerned: for example, ¾ of general management positions are filled through internal promotions.



Guillaume Lafage, Deputy Head of Atos' Performance Program, R.A.C.E.: Road to Agile Competitiveness & Excellence

About Atos: Atos works across many different specialties, with products in aerospace and defense electronics, artificial intelligence, command and control systems, cybersecurity, edge computing, enterprise servers and quantum learning machine. Altos is highly attuned to the impacts of the digital transformation on the workplace and recently surveyed 100 CIOs and IT leaders in collaboration with social network, CIO WaterCooler, to find out, and uncover the key challenges they face in managing workplace disruption. The findings from the research are outlined in their report, ‘Transitioning to the Future of Work: CIO Views’.

We look forward to thought leadership ofi Christina and Guillaume in their respective sectors of activity, luxury, fashion and beauty and information technology. The complete FACC HR & Mobility Committee includes the members featured below.

For more information about how to get involved with the committee, check the FACC events calendar or contact Mary Beth Lambert at