The Cercle des Entrepreneurs Francophones en Corée – CEFC was established in 2006, as a French non-profit association with its main operations in Korea.
To build a friendly network of French-speaking entrepreneurs in South Korea so that they can freely interact, share ideas, experiences, and good practices, and co-create joint projects;
To offer advice and support to French-speaking entrepreneurs in the process of creating / developing micro, small and medium-sized businesses in Korea;
To provide online channels for sharing resources on the creation, management and development of companies in Korea, and the Korean business, socioeconomic, and cultural environments and ecosystems.
Our Actions and Tools
Quarterly meetings (usually first Tuesdays of March, June, September, and December);
Online sharing platform and social networks;
Casual meetups, after-work meetings and networking events;
Thematic workshops, seminars and presentations with invited speakers;
Partnerships with local and international (especially French-speaking) business-related institutions in Korea.
Around 40 members from various backgrounds, covering a full range of areas of expertise: IT, digital marketing, consulting and capacity-building, food & beverage, international trade, culture, sports, tourism & hospitality, etc.;
Staff ranging from 1 to 65 employees;
Most members have studied / worked in Asia, including Korea, before embarking on a business creation journey.
President: Jérôme Chalansonnet
Vice President : Arthur Made mba-Sy
Secretary: Hubert Paré
Treasurer: Olivier Mouroux
Honorary Board Members: Benjamin Joinau (Founder) and Karim Khouider