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Candidates for 2019 Board of Directors and Supervisor

Manu CHEN

For Board of Directors Position

Founding Director, ManuSique

Manu Chen is a dynamic entrepreneur with a passion for the Arts and Show Business. He is also an accomplished pianist and teacher winning the coveted Prague National Piano Competition in 2001 which led to further piano studies in Southern France at IUT d’Aix en Provence University.

He has been producing events and exclusive entertainment for many years in Asia. The company ManuSiQue has cooperated with the CCIFT at gala since 2015, and became a physical tenant at chamber’s business center since 2018.

E. Joël CICÉRON

For Board of Directors Position

Director of Ostendo Design

Has been working in Taiwan for 18 years. Co-founded EOLFI Greater China, a specialist in offshore wind energy, after having held positions at Framatome (nuclear engineering) in China (1992); and Veolia Water (water services) as Country Director in China (1997-1999) and Taiwan (2000-2012).

He is the incumbent CCIFT’s Secretary General; and has been closely involved with CCIFT development either as Vice President of the board of directors or Treasurer. His robust experience with both large Corporations and SMEs would bring a distinctive set of competencies to the board to the benefit of all members. He is also an appointed French Foreign Trade Advisor (since 2007).

Elias EK

For Board of Directors Position

President of ENSPYRE

Ek has been a board member or alternate of CCIFT for several years.

He enjoys working for the betterment of the chamber and foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan.

Since 2002 he is the CEO of B2B Telemarketing firm Enspyre and he is the author of the book “How To Start a Business in Taiwan”.

Denis FORMAN

For Board of Directors Position

Attorney-At-Law at D.FORMAN & ASSOCIATES

Denis Forman has practiced as a lawyer in Asia, in particular in Taiwan since year 1988.

Founding member of CCIFT in year 1991. His fields of practice are mainly business law and intellectual property.

His involvement in CCIFT’s activities is aimed at assisting CCIFT to provide practical, quality services to its member and to its clientele, especially new comers in Taiwan

Pauline FRISON

For Board of Directors Position

Pauline FRISON, Business Development Manager Asia-Pacific, Les Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin

 I first came to Taiwan as a student, I liked it so much that I decided to come back to work here. And what a better way to do that than to promote our French food in Asia?

My office is at the Business Center and I feel very involved in the development of the CCIFT and the French Community in Taiwan. I want to contribute to the organization to continue to help and bring solutions to the business entities. That’s why I would be honored to be part of the board member.

Elias KAZI-AOUAL

For Board of Directors Position

Managing Director, BELGA FOOD & BEVERAGE Co Ltd.

I’m Elias KAZI, founder and General Manager at BELGA Food & Beverage Co. Ltd. My whole background includes a dual master degree Engineering/International MBA and 10 years of entrepreneurship mainly in F&B and movie production.

It was an honor and a great experience of being Alternate Director at CCIFT and provide my help during the past 12 months. I would like to reiterate my application for the 2019 General Assembly as member of CCIFT Board of directors in order to continue my involvement in CCIFT 2019 Strategy and develop more projects & workshops for all CCIFT members.

Christophe MARION

For Board of Directors Position

Taipei Operational Director, CARREFOUR

Christophe has spent many years in Taiwan and is working for Carrefour for the past 22 years.

Carrefour opened its first store in Taiwan in 1989. Apart from being a leading retail player, Carrefour is also the first foreign private employer in Taiwan.

Carrefour Taiwan has always been an active benefactor of CCIFT.

After being Carrefour Taiwan CFO for 8 years, Christophe is now Taipei Operational Director.

He is involved in many activities such as Carrefour Foundation which promotes access to culture, arts and education, and had been Board member of TES French council.

As CCIFT Board member, Christophe will continue to bring his dynamism, corporate expertise as well as financial knowledge.

Tudor PASCU

For Board of Directors Position

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MELCHERS TRADING GmbH

Managing Director of Melchers, a trading company with 150-years history in Asia,

Tudor has 15 years in depth experience in Asia and North America.

Tudor has successful track record in both engineering at Saint Gobin and Air Liquide and business development and trading DKSH and Melchers.

Tudor is committed to continue supporting the French Chamber and its member through his experience in Corporate and Business Development, General Management, Trading, Engineering and Supply Chain Management.

Pascal THIEN-AH-KOON

For Board of Directors Position

Attorney-At-Law, Managing Partner at TAK ASSOCIES - ECOVIS

Has been working in Taiwan for more than 14 years. Managing partner in Taiwan for ECOVIS (www.ecovis.com), a top 20 global firm in the world (IAB rankings). CCIFT Chairman (2010-2012), and CCIFT Vice-Chairman (2012-present).

Created CCIFT business center, SME award, and increased membership by +40% (2010-2012). Interested in the general strategy for the Chamber, strong focus on membership development and events. Provides constant legal support to the Chamber.

Christian LAUDET

For Supervisor Position

Chief Design Officer AWA FAUCET Ltd.

With experience in both Corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, I wish to extend my contribution to the Chamber. As a Supervisor I have been focusing on insuring compliance & alignment of Board decisions with the Chamber member’s long term interests.

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