Meet the #AFKL Team

With expertise, dedication, and a zest for all things French, we pave the way for inspired learning and cultural exchange.

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


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

Laurent Elisio Bordier Ex Officio Member, Executive Director

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.

Anthony Loie
Rima Rabeh
Frédéric Cadet
Jolan Rachel
Karine Bergerard
Morgan Charpentier
Audrey Leveque
Jean-Luc Bidart
Marine Bordes
Clémence Boudry

Administration Team

Laurent Elisio Bordier Director
Mélodie Barthoux Deputy Director / Course Director
Laurie Desgranges Exams Coordinator
Zulita Emy Finance And Accounts
Marine Bordes Academic Coordinator
Mathilde Tallin Cultural Manager
Andrew Lim Marketing Officer
Rima Rabeh Children Course Coordinator
Cassandra Amrita Development Officer
Ranjan Administrative / Liaison Officer
Yirou Cheah Course Counselor / Private Tuition Coordinator
Qistina Khalidar Course Counselor / Translation Coordinator
Oloryan Marchal Librarian

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