New French Chamber President, Gaëlle Olivier, announced at the 2021 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the French Chamber in Hong Kong took place across a hybrid virtual and in-person format on Thursday 30 September, followed by the first Council meeting of the new business year where Gaëlle Olivier was announced as the Chamber’s new President.

The CEO Asia of Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking takes over the role from Pierre-Eric Saint-André who has recently relocated to France.

“I have been very impressed by the dynamism and the constructive spirit of the French Chamber in Hong Kong over the past months, despite these complex times. I feel humbled and honoured to take over from Pierre-Eric whom I would like to thank for his exceptional leadership. I am grateful towards the Councillors for their trust and support and will make my best to continue to promote a collaborative partnership between our members and with the Hong Kong ecosystem as well as with the wider overseas French Chamber (CCIFI) network,” said Gaëlle Olivier.

Meanwhile, Saint-André has been named Honorary President in recognition of his service, joining the ranks of other former Presidents.



Council elections


The AGM is also the moment that Councillors – both existing and new applicants – are elected to the Chamber’s Council (a body of 40 members who govern the Chamber to approve long-term strategies, business plans, and the annual budget).

Congratulations to Claire Balay (Marketing & Omnichannel Associate Director, Club Mediterranée (Club Med) Hong Kong Ltd), Charles d’Haussy, Philippe Delorme (Executive Vice President, Energy Management Business, Schneider Electric), Frantz Hotton (Managing Director, Pernod Ricard Hong Kong & Macau), Philippe Jouy (CEO Asia - Bouygues Bâtiment International, Hong Kong Director - Bouygues Construction), Jean-Remi Lopez, Christophe Maquet (Senior Executive Vice President – Asia, Veolia Environmental Services China Ltd), Jean-Roch Martin (Managing Partner, Finance Advisory Board Ltd), Edouard O’Neill (CEO, Hong Kong Branch & Head of Structured Finance Asia, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank), , and Krystyna Winckler (Founder, AARRTT) for joining the Council or renewing their mandate.