France Alumni Philippines Association (FAPA)

France Alumni Philippines Association, also known as FAPA, was founded in 2019 to continue the spirit and tradition of previous official associations for students who studied in France and returned to the Philippines. With then French Ambassador Nicolas Galey, FAPA was given the honor of being an official association recognized and aided by the French embassy. 

FAPA aims to help those who have studied in France to find jobs via French companies in the Philippines, fraternize with fellow alumni  at events and be privy to special discounts and happenings by French institutions, including the Alliance Française de Manille. 

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Board of Directors

Président: Ann Tan

Ann graduated with an MBA from INSEAD in France. She is the Founder of the Be Me Music School in the Philippines. Fun fact about Ann? She has lived in six countries!

Vice-President:  Bobby de Ocampo 

Bobby took his Master's in Management at ESC-Lille. He is the Managing Director of the de Ocampo Group of Companies. While living in France, Bobby’s French friends would often make him cook French food for them.

Vice-President: Rebecca Disini 

Rebecca took her studies in Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and graduated with a Grand Diploma. Rebecca now has her own company which specializes in mirrored cakes called Ooh La La! by Rebecca Disini. She has a twin who lives in New York City.  

Treasurer: Danie Laurel

Danie was a Visiting PhD Scholar at HEC and a Post Doctorate Scholar at ESSEC. Danie is now an acclaimed television journalist at One News. You’ll rarely see her late at night as she goes to bed at 21h every evening. 

Secretary: Ria de Borja 

Ria took her MBA specializing in Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC. She founded an advertising agency called RDB Media. When she lived in Paris, Ria’s meals always included caramel au beurre salé ice cream.