Our administration

Bienvenue en France is a non-profit association that is subsidized, housed and actively supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Since it was founded, the French Foreign Minister’s wife has served as Honorary President and it has been chaired by the spouse of the French Foreign Ministry’s Secretary-General. Bienvenue en France is managed by a Board of Directors composed of 16 members serving three-year terms. Eight members are spouses of French Foreign Ministry diplomats and eight members are from a wide range of social and professional backgrounds. The Executive Board is made up of six active members who are elected for two-years term and it is responsible for managing the association’s day-to-day administration.

The Executive Board

Amanda Gourdault-Montagne, Présidente
Véronique Debieuvre, Vice-présidente
Armelle de Coudenhove, Trésorière
Marie-Valentine Carré
Mariko Poimboeuf
Dominique Teixido-Hervé

Board members

College A
Amanda Gourdault-Montagne, Présidente
Valentine Carré
Francine Boisdevaix
Catherine Filhol
Christine Genre
Marina Lafosse
Mariko Poimboeuf
Gwendolien Rummelhardt
College B
Véronique Debieuvre, Vice-présidente
Armelle de Coudenhove, Trésorière
Laurence Barel
France Bussière
Agnès de Forges
Véronique de Malzac
Dominique Teixido-Hervé
Laetitia de Villelume