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
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
Denis Henri Bastien
Farrah Vivien Raguet
Dato Setia Aubry Rahim Mennesson
Counsellor for cooperation and cultural affairs - French Embassy in Malaysia
Ex Officio Member
Ex Officio Member
Our native permanent 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.
Deputy Director / Course Director
French Exams coordinator
Bangsar Branch Manager
Finance and Accounts
French Festival & Cultural Activities Coordinator
Marketing &Communication Coordinator
Head of Translation
Course Counselor / Private Tuition Coordinator
Course Counselor / Librarian
Course Counselor / Translation Coordinator