Christelle Maffre

Manager FDI and Trade
OCO Global
Paris, France

In the past 16 years Christelle has gained a wealth of experience in international business development, specializing in Trade and Investment. Having graduated with a BA degree in International Business from the Institute Carrel in Lyon, France, Christelle embarked on a career at leading French retail company Auchan, managing events and public relations in Houston, Texas.

Christelle was the US representative of Western France Investment Promotion Agency in Houston, Texas, for ten years before moving to Brussels, Belgium, to head up lead generation and training services as a Senior Consultant at OCO. Key clients included industry leaders such as Enterprise Florida, Invest Lithuania and the Jordan Investment Board.

Christelle has also spent 5 years as Manager of International Development for French clean tech cluster, EA, in the Provence region, where she assisted French companies in their export operations.

Christelle is currently studying for her Masters Degree in cross-cultural negotiation with the University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Her client’s portfolio includes Enterprise Florida, Swiss Global Enterprise, KOTRA Invest Korea, JETRO Invest in Japan, and private firms.

Christelle is fluent in English and French.