Meet The Team

The Board of Directors

Alliance Francaise Kuala Lumpur is run by an executive Committee formed of local francophiles who are elected annually. Their varied backgrounds assist Alliance Française in carrying out its core activities such as education and cultural events. 




YAM Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah
President
AFKL President, YAM Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, is a social advocate in Malaysia. She is Royal Patron for Make-A-Wish Malaysia, a charitable organization granting wishes to Malaysian children with critical illnesses.

Tengku Zatashah received France’s highest recognition award Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) in 2017. She was also awarded Datuk Setia Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (SSIS) (First Class) award in 2009 from Sultan of Selangor.

She is  a strong environmental advocate in Malaysia as Founder/Advocate of #sayno2plastic campaign and #zerofoodwastage campaign which she launched in 2016.  Tengku Zatashah was awarded ADEX Ocean Ambassador at ADEX Singapore 2019 for her work in environment. In 2020 she was invited to be one of the 250 speakers from 122 countries at the world’s largest sustainability expo in Paris at CHANGE NOW Summit at the Grand Palais, and the only speaker from Malaysia.

She is Board of Trustee to Selangor Youth Community (SAY), NGO for the youth community; of which one of her passions is supporting Klothcare Fabric recycling movement. She is also Board of Trustee on the Raja Muda Selangor Foundation for underprivileged children scholarships and training in the arts; and Chairperson to the Food Bank Malaysia Foundation.She is currently Board Director of public listed company InNature Berhad. 

Tengku Zatashah is a graduate with Magna Cum Laude from American Graduate School of International Relations & Diplomacy, Paris ; as well as Cours de la Civilisation Francaise de la Sorbonne in Paris, Finance executive program from INSEAD Business School (Singapore) and Women Directors’ Programme by Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and NIEW.




Marie-Julie Wan Ullok
Vice-President


 
Denis Henri Bastien
Vice-President




Olivier Rives-Georges
Secretary


François Sachse
Treasurer


Farrah Vivien Raguet
Member


 
Dato Setia Aubry Rahim Mennesson
Member




Diana Khoo
Member


Emmanuelle Marchand
Ex Officio Member
Counsellor for cooperation and cultural affairs French Embassy in Malaysia


Jacques Bounin
Ex Officio Member
Director Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur



 



Native French Teachers

As a general rule, our teachers are native speakers of French. Our teachers are either qualified FLE professionals (FLE stands for Français Langue Etrangère, i.e. French as a Foreign Language) or have an equivalent diploma/experience. They regularly attend  professional trainings.
Teachers who teach to minors are all experienced with children.



David Terré



Rima Rabeh
 


Frédéric Cadet


Celia Gresser


Anthony Loie


Karine Bergerard



Morgan Charpentier


Salomé Peyrat




François Michel
 


Marion Dorier

 



Christophe Grojean



Jean-Luc Bidart




Administration Team



Jacques Bounin
Director


 
Mélodie Barthoux
Deputy Director / Course Director




François Michel
French Exams Coordinator


David Terré
Bangsar Branch Manager


Zulita Emy
Finance and Accounts


 
Otilia Andrei 
Cultural Activities Coordinator




Lynnette Thor
Marketing & Communication Manager


Rima Rabeh
Children Course Coordinator


Ranjan

Administrative / Liaison Officer


 
Cassandra Amrita
Course Counselor / Private Tuition Coordinator




Adiba Shuaib
Course Counselor / Librarian


Marini Nazri
Course Counselor / Translation Coordinator

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