Committee Mission Statement:

To foster business relationships, technological education, and tech-centric networking opportunities between the US and France, through a series of targeted virtual and in-person programs. 


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Committee Members:

Yoni Elmalem (Committee Chair): Yoni Elmalem is the CEO of Inbox America, a customer value management and predictive analytics firm which helps companies increase customer acquisition, loyalty and optimize marketing operations. Yoni grew up in France and studied at Telecom Ecole de Management, formerly known as INT-Management, and in the U.S. where he graduated with an MBA from the University of Central Florida.

He started his career as an M&A analyst for SocGen, then worked for 10 years in management consulting for financial institutions at Accenture, Eurogroup and Aurexia where he led the business development of the Performance & Risk Management practice. Yoni launched Inbox America in 2013 with a focus on retail banking and high-end retailers. He believes Customer Value Management and predictive analytics are major fields retailer should invest in, to stay relevant and competitive.

With its established base of clients and demonstrable results, Inbox America is well positioned to assist any companies with these key capabilities.

"As an independent data intelligence agency, Inbox America combines a unique marketing and technical savoir-faire to create value for French and American businesses eager to better understand and engage with existing and prospective customers”.

Carolyn Rogers (Committee Co-Chair): Carolyn has spent the past 8+ years as an enterprise product and marketing leader at IBM, with a focus on go-to-market, partnerships, strategy and emerging tech. Currently a product manager for IBM's Business Automation portfolio, she previously worked on Enterprise Blockchain, Hybrid Cloud, and AI. A French-American dual citizen, Carolyn's other interests include economics, international relations, tech policy, fitness, and music. She became a member of the FACC in November 2020, and is co-chair for the Tech, Start-Ups, and Entrepreneurs committee.

Jabril Bensadrine: Jabril Bensedrine is founder and Managing Director of The Triana Group, Inc. Since 2008, he has served as a strategy and business development adviser for 100 technology companies, some of them for 7 years in a row, including technology-transfer, midsize, and divisions of $1+ billion groups. He is also the Managing Director of Triana Group's joint-venture subsidiary, SESA SYSTEMS, Inc.
Jabril teaches Technology Management and Innovation at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategy from Essec and has completed his post-doctoral program at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley.

Julien Marzouk: Julien Marzouk is a senior business strategy professional with a track record for driving growth, improving operations, and successfully creating solutions for complex business problems in the CPG & Tech industries. He is a Partner at Lazare Consulting & Kinesis Partners, boutique consulting firms that specialize in growth strategies, market expansion and business development in the US. Prior to co-founding Kinesis Partners, Julien was the Head of the Strategy Consulting team in New York at Altios International, where he worked with international companies building growth and go-to-market strategies for their US expansion. Prior to moving to the US, Julien worked as a Strategy Consultant at Advention Business Partners, a spin-off of Bain in Paris, France, where he assisted Fortune 500 corporations and private equity firms with strategic market reviews, corporate strategies and pre-acquisition commercial due diligence.

Nicholas Taborisky: Before joining Theodo in 2014 Nicholas had been involved in several entrepreneurial experiences. After a few years of working for Theodo in Paris, he moved to London to become Theodo UK CEO and held this position for two years. He then moved to NYC in 2018 to launch and expand Theodo in the US. Theodo is an A-team of 300+ software engineers building complex web or mobile apps for startups or large corporations in record time.

Nooreen Javid: Nooreen Javid is a Vice President in Project management and Innovation at Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in New York. She manages the completion of technology, operations and regulatory projects in the Americas. Recent work includes defining and presenting the strategic digital roadmap for 2021, assessing the needs for robotization and deploying a financial security application.

She is passionate about corporate innovation, human-centered design and leadership, and has affiliations with several organizations including Numa and Techstars. 

French-born, she holds a Master’s in Finance and Strategy from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po Paris). She started her banking career as coverage analyst for corporate clients at BNP Paribas in Paris, and has since then worked in ten countries across the world.

Elie Cohen: Elie Cohen is the co-founder and Managing Partner of the wave momentum, a New York City based accelerator with expertise in brandstrategy, go-to-market, legal and organizational performance. Since 2014, he has helped internationally-funded ventures to launch and scale up in North America, delivering sustained business acceleration and business transformation across all industries. He also co-founded Almarelo, a marketplace portal connecting experienced senior professionals to small businesses in order to provide business support and advice, with the social purpose of coaching seniors on their freelance advisory journey.

He sits on the Delville Management board, a firm that specializes in transition management, helping organizations manage emergencies, improve performance, and define turnarounds and recovery plans.

He was appointed a member of the North East chapter of the Foreign Trade Advisors of France (CCE) in March 2011.