French Corner: French of the month (November 2015)
Welcome to the "French Corner", the Consulate’s new monthly rendez-vous dedicated to the promotion of France’s culture and patrimony in video! Every month, get to meet one of our successful New-England expats’! This November, meet Isabelle Estebe, Director of Global Affairs for Dassault Systèmes & president of the French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCE) for Boston New England chapter!
This November, meet Isabelle Estebe, Director of Global Affairs for Dassault Systèmes & president of the French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCE) for Boston New England chapter!
Isabelle Estebe is Director, Global Affairs for Dassault Systèmes responsible for detecting business opportunities for the company around the globe. She is also in charge of insuring proper visibility for Dassault Systèmes in multiple professional organizations in the various geographies the company now operates.
Isabelle joined Dassault Systèmes in 1990 and has held various roles in Research and Development, Marketing and Communications. In 1996, she was appointed Technical Assistant to Dassault Systèmes’ President and CEO Bernard Charlès. She oversaw and managed the communication around the group major acquisitions before relocating to Charlotte, NC in 2000.
Isabelle holds an engineering degree from ENSMA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et Aérotechnique), France and a Masters Degree in Robotic Engineering from ENSTA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées) in Paris.
She began her career in robotics, then moved to European sales for a finite element solver later interfaced with Dassault Systèmes solutions.
Isabelle Estebe serves on the board of the French-American chamber of commerce of Boston, New England (FACC NE) as well as the North Carolina chapter in Charlotte (FACC NC) she presided during several years.
She is a French Foreign Trade Advisor (CCE) and since September 1st, 2015 president of the Boston New England chapter. She was vice-president of the Southeast chapter in Atlanta.
She is a licensed pilot and was awarded the rank of Chevalier in the French “Ordre National du Mérite” in 2008 by Pierre Vimont, then Ambassador of France to the United States.