Alumni relations around the world:
FraMaLux alumni connect in Paris
With the French language as a common feature, the FraMaLux region (France, the Maghreb and Luxembourg) forms a unique connection between the mature markets of Europe and Africa’s emerging markets.
In France, the EY Alumni network has nearly 5,000 members and is growing about 15% per year. The annual Alumni Night is always a much looked-forward-to event, typically attracting some 800 alumni and EY people for an exclusive networking event in a unique venue. The most recent Paris Night, held in early June, was at the Concert Hall Salle Gaveau and included a performance by the International Philharmonic Orchestra.
To enhance the effectiveness of its efforts, in 2012 the French Alumni Relations team conducted a major online survey to assess the wants and needs of its members. The respondents demonstrated a strong commitment to EY and a willingness to help vitalize and expand the network. They will have the opportunity to do so thanks to a growing number of alumni events, including industry-oriented meetings, management courses, debates, guided exhibition tours, sports club activities and the like.
In addition, as a reflection of EY’s strong commitment to entrepreneurs, the French network is creating “Club Alumni entrepreneurs” in support of our alumni entrepreneurs who drive growth and innovation.
Alumni relations in the Maghreb, which includes Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, are also developing nicely. And while Luxembourg may be one of the world’s smallest countries, we have a sizable and active alumni network there (about 1,400 alums). This past June, Luxembourg Managing Partner Alain Kinsch welcomed Marianne Abib-Pech, former CFO of a large multinational, to its annual alumni event. She spoke on the themes of leadership and entrepreneurship.
Meet Jean-Pierre Letartre - Managing Partner, FraMaLux
Managing Partner of EY’s FraMaLux region, Jean-Pierre Letartre oversees operations in France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. We asked Jean-Pierre about the region’s growing significance as a bridge between established European and emerging African markets, as well as the importance of alumni relations in the area.
Every year, Alumni Night in Paris attracts some 800 alumni and EY partners and directors. This past year the event was held at the Concert Hall Salle Gaveau.
The EY FraMaLux practice at a glance:
- 18 offices, including 13 in France, 1 in Luxembourg, 1 in Monaco and 3 in the Maghreb (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia)
- Approximately 6,700 people sharing a common language and history
- Strong French business communities in Luxembourg and the Maghreb, which serve as a springboard for growth potential toward Africa