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Past Event: 3/26/2024
Harnessing the Ins and Outs of the J-1 Visa
When Recruiting International Talent

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Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Free Webinar


Looking to recruit international talent?

 Tuesday, March 26 at 12:00 PM EST featured an insightful webinar on J-1 visas as well as how to recruit highly skilled interns and trainees from overseas.


During the webinar, participants gained valuable insights into how the FACC-NY Chapter can assist companies and their overseas recruits from start to finish - through the application steps and their entire stay.

Current Host Companies and J-1 Visa Exchange Visitors provided in-depth knowledge about this specific visa category, enabling participants' companies to bring talented international interns or trainees from abroad to their workplace. The webinar also explored how their contributions can not only benefit an organization, but also significantly contribute to their professional development.



Meet the Speakers:

Jonathan Cruysberghs, Director of Innovation - Veolia North America

Since joining Veolia in 2013, Jonathan led multiple technology projects and teams in the waste and water industry to improve the quality of services to clients and citizens in Asia, Europe and now the US. Since April 2022, he is the Innovation Director for Veolia North America for the waste, water and energy segments, where he works on intrapreneurship programs, R&D and ecosystems.

Rachel Robles, Director & Head of Projects & Administration - Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank - Finance Division of US Branch

Rachel Robles is currently the Director, Head of Projects and Administration in the Finance Division of Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank US Branch.  Before working at Credit Agricole CIB, her experience in business analysis and data management span a total of over 35 years working for numerous companies such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Quest Diagnostics, Merck-Medco (now Express Scripts), WebMD, and UNFCU.

Rachel holds an MS in Computer & Information Systems from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from Rutgers University.  She graduated top of her class at Rutgers and was awarded full academic scholarship and the Academic Excellence in Computer & Information Systems.

Outside of her professional career, Rachel has studied ballet, jazz, and Tahitian; and she enjoys teaching Zumba and Hip Hop classes.  She also enjoys singing and playing the piano during her spare time.

Amaury Fonta, Investment Banking Analyst - VIE at Credit Agricole

Credit Agricole CIB, M&A/ECM - Alumni EDHEC & Mines Paris

Maya Nguyen, Sales and Merchandising Planning Manager - VIE at CHANEL

After a bachelor's degree in Business Administration specializing in Retail Management, Maya had the opportunity to start her career in 2020 at Chanel Parfum Beaute in Paris in supply chain. Then, Maya arrived in the United States to work in the watches and fine jewelry division first as a sales planner then as a merchandiser under the VIE Program.


Exchange Visitor


Amaury Fonta

Amaury Fonta

Investment Banking Analyst

VIE at Credit Agricole

Maya Nguyen

Maya Nguyen
Sales and Merchandising Planning Manager

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