Advisory Board

The Maison Française benefits from the leadership and support of its distinguished Advisory Board.


Advisory Board to the Columbia University Maison Française and Department of French

Paul LeClerc, Director, Columbia Global Center / Europe; President Emeritus, The New York Public Library; Advisory Board Chair

Emmanuel André, Chief Talent Officer, Publicis Groupe

Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor, French Embassy in the U.S.

George E. Bushnell III, Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Vivendi S.A.

Pierre-André Chiappori, E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics, Columbia University

Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor of French and Philosophy, Columbia University

Thomas Dodman, Assistant Professor of French, Columbia University

Pierre Force, Professor of French and History, Columbia University

Soulaymane Kachani, Senior Vice Provost, Columbia University

Charles Knapp, President, The Knapp Family Foundation

Stéphane About, CEO, Société Générale, Global Banking and Investor Solutions

Nannette LaFond-Dufour, President, Global Clients & Business Leadership, McCann Worldgroup

Kristina Orfali, Professor of Bioethics, Columbia University

Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science, Columbia University

Shanny Peer, Director, Columbia Maison Française

Anu Rao, Senior Vice President of Communications and Sustainability, Pernod Ricard North America

Jérémie Robert, Consul General of France in New York

Frédéric Rozé, Chief Global Growth Officer, L'Oréal 

Emmanuelle Saada, Chair of the Department of French and Professor of French and History, Columbia University

Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4 Capital

Domna Stanton, Distinguished Professor of French, Graduate Center CUNY

Edouard Tétreau, Global Chair, Global Families 

Ion Yadigaroglu, Partner, Capricorn Investment Group

Mischa Zabotin, Partner, Lisula Financial Advisors