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Gilles Amsallem

In 1986, one year away from graduation at a French business school, Gilles Amsallem came to New York for a short summer vacation. He fell in love with the city at first and then America altogether. Gilles quit everything he was doing in France and logically settled in New York.

A self-made-man, Amsallem launched in 1987 Pesah Design, his fashion company which specialized in textile designs. Five years later, he launched a second company, Selavi, to import from France and Italy the most luxurious textile for American designers such as Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen and Tuleh to name a few.

In 2001, while his company was steadily growing, he offered Pierre Battu to join Selavi as a partner. Now the parent company of French Tuesdays, Selavi has kept its textile activity, and Gilles keeps managing five historic clients directly but has devoted most of his time to develop French Tuesdays nationally and internationally for the past 7 years: first in Miami, then Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Paris, Mexico City, Tokyo and Mumbai.

In 2006, Gilles moved to Los Angeles where he still lives.

 

Gilles Amsallem

Operations

Co-founder and COO

Niketa Purandare

After having spent 6 exciting years in the field of hospitality and tourism in India, I welcomed the new challenge of studying and working in Los Angeles with open arms!

As much as I am close to my Indian roots, meeting people from diverse backgrounds, social networking, reading novels, traveling to explore new cultures and international food and wine are things that interest me a lot. At times, I long to watch a Bollywood movie full of drama and romance to unwind over the weekend. During my past tenure with the French tourism board (Atout France) for almost 4 years, I had the privilege of traveling to many French regions and appreciating the French “art de vivre”. By being a part of the French
Tuesdays’ family, I have been able to nurture and cherish this French Connection!

 

Niketa Purandare

Operations

Project Manager

Marie-charlotte Mahul

Marie-charlotte Mahul

Operations

Commercial Assistant, USA

Sabina Bonvillain

Sabina Bonvillain

Animation

Photographer

Marcela Hyasu

Marcela is an actress, host and model who is currently studying "Culture Management".
After working in PR, marketing and some other projects she established herself in Los Angeles from Guadajalaja, Mexico to develop her career as an actress.
 
With hobbies like travelling, reading and meeting interesting people she is very excited to join to French Tuesdays Team

Marcela Hyasu

Animation

Co-host

Chill

Born and raised in Switzerland, Chill completed a Master's Degree in Science before moving to Los Angeles in 1999 to launch the U.S. affiliate of Rollin' Dice Productions, the company he still runs today. An award-winning songwriter and producer, he also oversees a team of international resources that have provided post-production services on over 6,500 film and TV projects for all the major studios. Chill is an avid traveler, linguist, food enthusiast, and graphic design aficionado, as well as a former college basketball player. He was invited to the second-ever French Tuesdays party to take place in L.A. back in 2006 and immediately fell in love with the concept. He credits FT for some of the most solid friendships he's been able to develop this side of the pond.

Chill

Animation

Co-Host

Next Events in Los Angeles

LA to PARIS

LA to PARIS

May 23rd, 2017 @ W Hollywood

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Bastille Day 2017

Bastille Day 2017

July 14th, 2017 @ Riviera 31 at Sofitel Beverly Hills

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