The 33rd Annual Fête & 2023 Global Leadership Award
The 33rd Annual
Global Leadership Award
Director, President & CEO
Parent Company of AmeriGas
Wednesday, July 12th, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sponsors' Private VIP Reception at 6:30 PM
Rain or Shine: Covered Outdoor Patio and Engine House
Fairmount Water Works
640 Waterworks Drive,Philadelphia, PA
Free Self-Parking Lot with Attendant
Business Card Drawing for Fabulous Prizes
Live Entertainment by
Featuring Sadie Leigh & David Gustafson
Hard Registration Deadline: 6/30
Age 21+ Event. Optional Black-tie, Formal, or Business Attire Suggested.
Blue and White Fashion Theme!
$325/person for Non-members
$275/person for FACC Members,
Employees of FACC Corporate Member Companies,
(Please register with your company email address for verification)
and the guests they register
$225/person for Students
(Please register with your university/college email address for verification)
Fête Sponsorship Opportunities
Start at $2500 to raise your company's profile and support our mission to foster
French-American business development and bring companies and jobs to our region.
Please confirm as soon as possible for maximum benefits and
Contact us if you need more time; a deadline extension is possible.
Click on the button below for more information!
Questions or need more time? Contact: judith@FACCphila.org.
Merci Beaucoup to Our 2023 Early Bird Sponsors!
Meet Our Guest of Honor
2023 Global Leadership Award Honoree
Director, President & CEO
Parent Company of AmeriGas
Since June 2021, Roger Perreault has served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of UGI Corporation. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Global LPG of UGI Corporation (2018 - 2021) and President of UGI International, LLC (2015 - 2021).
For over 21 years from 1994-2015, Mr. Perreault's career was with Air Liquide, a French, global industrial gases company. He held various leadership positions from 2008 to 2014, notably a role with responsibility for Air Liquide’s North American Large Industries business, and then, as President, Large Industries, with international responsibilities. He was based in the U.S., Germany, and Brazil.
Prior to joining Air Liquide, Mr. Perreault was a chemical engineer and operations manager with I.C.I. in Quebec, Canada.
Mr. Perreault has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Management from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Ryerson University. He has also studied Executive Development in the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD.
About UGI Corporation
UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) is a distributor and marketer of energy products and services in the US and Europe, including France. UGI offers safe, reliable, affordable, and sustainable energy solutions to customers through its four subsidiaries which provide natural gas transmission and distribution, electric generation and distribution, midstream services, propane distribution, renewable natural gas generation, distribution and marketing, and energy marketing services. UGI's business strategy is to grow the business responsibly by focusing on core competencies. UGI serves over 2.5 million customers in 18 countries with around 10,000 employees.
By operating as a best-in-class service provider, offering a great place to work, serving their communities and delivering value to the investors, UGI aims to positively impact the lives of the shareholders, employees, customers, and communities. UGI Corporation is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.
For more info, visit www.ugicorp.com
AmeriGas Propane is a subsidiary of UGI Corporation and the nation's largest propane distributor, serving over 1.5 million residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, and motor fuel propane customers in all 50 states.
Founded in 1959, and now with more than 6,500 employees nationwide, AmeriGas strives to be the most reliable, the safest, and the most responsive propane company in the United States.
Learn more at www.amerigas.com
Previous Fête Honorees
2022. Anthony O'Donovan, Ph.D., President & CEO, Arkema Inc.; Regional Head of Arkema Group in North America
2021. Pascal Vinet, CEO, Airgas & Vice President, Air Liquide Group
2020. Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman & CEO, Saint-Gobain Group
2019. Nicholas Siciliano, Ph.D., CEO, & Benjamin Pascal, MBA, CBO, Co-Founders, Invisible Sentinel / bioMérieux
2018. Heiner Markhoff, CEO, SUEZ - Water Technologies & Solutions
2017. Jérôme Wallut, President, Alstom North America
2016. Hervé Hoppenot, President and CEO, Incyte Corporation
2015. Arnaud Vaissié, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, International SOS; Chair, CCI France International
2014. Dikembe Mutombo, NBA Legend, Philanthropist, & Humanitarian
2013. Tom Connelly, Chief Innovation Officer, DuPont
2012. Pierre Brondeau, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, FMC Corporation
2011. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman & CEO, Rhodia S.A. (now Solvay)
2010. Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D., Founder, Chairman & CEO, Cephalon Inc. (now Teva)
2009. Raj L. Gupta, Chairman & CEO, Rohm & Haas Company (now Dow Advanced Materials)
2008. Pierre Dufour, President & CEO, American Air Liquide; Sr. Exec. VP & Director, Air Liquide SA
2007. Jean-François Phelizon, President & CEO, Saint-Gobain Corp.; SVP, Group Saint-Gobain
2006. Stephen K. Green, Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
2005. Jean-François Dehecq, Chairman & CEO, Sanofi-Aventis Group
2004. Bernard Poussot, President, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now Pfizer)
2003. His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States
2002. Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Chairman and CEO, SNCF International
2001. Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
2000. Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, Architects & City Planners
1999. Anne d’Harnoncourt, CEO, & Joseph Rishel, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art/Rodin Museum
1998. Bruno Bonduelle, Chair & CEO, Groupe Bonduelle; President, Lille/Nord-Pas de Calais Development
1997. Jean-Pierre Garnier, President & COO, SmithKlineBeecham (now GSK)
1996. Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Ambassador at Large for Int’l. Investment, Invest in France Mission
1995. Pierre Salinger, Consultant, Author, Journalist; Press Secretary to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
1994. Serge Bellanger, President, FACC National & NY Chapter; EVP & General Manager, CIC, NY
1993. Madame Georges Pompidou, First Lady of France; Champion of the Elderly & Handicapped
1992. Jean-Daniel Tordjman, Minister Economic & Commercial Affairs, Embassy of France, Washington, DC
1991. His Excellency Jacques Andréani, Ambassador of France to the United States
1990. Bernard D. Azoulay, Chief Operating Officer, Elf Atochem North America, Inc. (now Arkema)