History & Mission
The FACC-NY is the only bi-national organization of its kind. Our mission is to develop business relationships between France and the United States and their respective business communities. With a diverse member base—from manufacturing to legal, accounting, startups, food & beverage, tech, HR, luxury fashion & beauty, and beyond—we create the connections and networks that help your business grow.
With offices in the heart of Herald Square on iconic Broadway, the NY chapter proudly counts over 1000 members. Each of our bilingual staff has lived, studied or worked in France and understands the intricacies of cross-cultural business development. We serve young professionals, entrepreneurs, top executives, and the French-American community at large through information sharing, prestigious events, and visa services.
The FACC Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, works to further relations between the two countries by awarding post-graduate business degree scholarships to French and American laureates.
The FACC provides the networks and opportunities, experiences and understanding that empower successful business relationships between members.
The FACC Story
The FACC blends the pioneering spirits and collective business acumen of the French and American marketplaces to grow businesses and business relations. By creating a New York City-based community and tailoring experiences that encourage cross-border cooperation and mutual growth, the FACC has curated a mosaic of companies and individuals that fuels success.
FACC unites some of the world's most recognizable global businesses with the next generation of thought leadership. We are a mosaic that continually blends youth with experience and creates an open culture of inclusiveness to become even greater through the contributions of all.
Through a comprehensive range of programs including educational and networking experiences, mentorships, exchange programs, special events, and philanthropy, the FACC provides growth opportunities to over 1,000 professionals, businesses, and their communities.
By combining the gravitas of more than 100 years of experience and relationships with fresh ideas and start-up businesses, the FACC is not only a century old but we’re also a century young.
Join the FACC and add your uniqueness to the ever changing mosaic that reflects the strength and distinct nature of the French-American New York business community and elevates the success of all of its members.
The FACC-NY is guided by a Board of Directors comprised of dedicated executives representing some of the most respected and notable French-American businesses in diverse sectors.
In addition to the Executive Committee members, board members represent: PEPS Lab, HR Partners US, Kering, Dentons, D’Artagnan, AXA US, LVMH, Winston & Strawn, Dassault Systèmes, Dassault Falcon Jet, Inbox America, Brunswick Group, BNP Paribas, Fragomen, Deloitte, HT Capital Advisors, Liaigre Inc., Ernst & Young and Société Générale.
The 2019-2021 FACC - New York Executive Committee Includes:
Strategic Advisor, Adjunct Professor
Guido van Hauwermeiren
Co-Head, Global Banking, Co-CEO Americas
Meet the team
Member of the International French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad (CCIFI)