Our Team

Bi-cultural team with roots in Paris and Los Angeles


Francois Besson (UCLA MBA ’99). President of UCLA Anderson Alumni in France, entrepreneur and CEO of a sales strategy consulting firm, speaker and executive trainer in mindful leadership.

Valerie March (UCLA MBA ‘95). Founder of POACEA, a boutique training and consulting firm specialized in Social Media for B-to-B companies.                                                                                                       


Tram Lai (UCLA Extension). Finance & Strategy consultant. Former VP Corporate Development at a media company in NY/LA and investment banker. (Harvard Business School Exec ’16, HEC ‘05)


Minh Trinh (UCLA MBA ’05). CEO and founder of a real estate private equity fund, business angel, entrepreneur in the US .



Celine Gainet (UCLA Fulbright Visiting Scholar’ 10 / LLM’ 11). President of UCLA Alumni in France. General Counsel Capzanine investment fund. Head of the International Trade Master – Sorbonne University.  


Nicolas Occhiminuti (UCLA MBA ’11). CMO and co-founder at ZEENS, a digital agency for the media, co-host and producer of holdtightpodcast.com, telling founders stories from Station F.                                  

Edouard Biron (UCLA Exchange ’02). Corporate Finance consultant at All You Need For Growth and 1806 Advisors. Former Director, M&A Advisory at HSBC in Paris, NYC, London &HK (HEC '03)


OscarRelier (UCLA MBA ’94). Coach and Fundraiser, founder at JNO Consulting.