Partner in Dentons’ New York of ce, where he works closely with the Firm’s global managing partner and Global Board on strate- gic development and management. He was previously global vice chairman of Dentons. François is engaged in the representation of French and other European companies in the US, as well as US companies investing in Europe in general and France in particular.
Architect, designer and artist with his of ces and studio in New York, who specializes in unique and high end residential projects, hotels and museums, and historical renovations. Established in 1980, The Office of Thierry W Despont, Ltd. has acquired an outstanding reputation as a foremost residential and hospitality design rm with an elite clientele in both North America and Europe. Thierry Despont is a Knight of the French Legion of Honor and a Knight of the Arts and Letters as well as a member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame
President of FIAF since 2004, Marie- Monique Steckel has overseen a revitaliza- tion of the organization through a $20 million renovation and expansion of the building. FIAF’s cultural programming has broadened in scope under her leadership, placing increased emphasis on the diversity and richness of francophone cultures around the globe.
Former Director of the Information and Communication of the City of Paris. She funded the Fonds pour Paris – Paris Foundation in May 2015 at the request of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
Partnerships manager of the City of Paris from 2012 to 2015. She joined the Fonds pour Paris – Paris Foundation in September 2015.