French-American Chamber Plans Annual Benefit Gala


DETROIT — The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter, a not-for-profit business organization committed to the improvement of economic, commercial and financial relations between France and the United States, will host its annual gala and awards ceremony April 24 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills. This year’s gala will celebrate the ties that bring France and the United States together through Michigan companies with French roots or French leadership.

Leading an anticipated 165 attendees in an evening of celebration and reflection will be guest of honor and speaker Olivier François, Fiat brand CEO and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief marketing officer. He will discuss his experience leading FCA marketing initiatives. A native of Paris, François holds a degree in economy, finance ,and marketing from Dauphine University and a diploma from the Institute des Sciences Politiques, both Paris-based institutions. 

A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders.

The gala and awards ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, dinner at 8 p.m. and speakers beginning at 9 p.m. An afterglow with live music will begin at 10 p.m. Gala tickets are $160 per person for members and $190 per person for non-members; sponsorship opportunities are available. To purchase tickets for the black-tie optional gala, donate items for the silent auction, become a sponsor or for additional information, contact Stephanie Salvadero, executive director, at