WA President, FACCI
Chairman, The Renaissance Technopole
Once cited in the West Australian newspaper as the “figure of the French representation”, Christine Caseris has literally built her entire executive career in WA on that definition.
Graduating from the ‘School of Commerce and Management’, Christine migrated to Vanuatu, successfully opening 2 businesses. In 1989 Christine came to Perth to develop 3 French cafes in the CBD .
In 2007 Christine was offered by Mr Latour – French Trade Commissioner, the role of coordinator of ‘French Rendez-Vous’ in WA, with the free right to create a program of events showcasing the depth and quality of French cultural and commercial interests in WA
Recognizing her passion in promoting French culture in WA, the City of Albany appointed her to represent WA in La Somme in 2008, with the view to oversee the signing of a sister city agreement with Peronne. Later that year, Christine established the ‘Baudin Museum Foundation’ which will open a museum on the French Explorer Nicolas Baudin in Albany,
In 2010 Christine embarked on a new career path as an Executive Property and Project Development Manager. She was in charge of setting up a Property Management Dpt in a ‘Boutique’ Real Estate Agency in West Perth and in Project Development, managing a portfolio of international investors valued at $300m including trading, acquisition, marketing and development.
Mr Michel Filhol, (past french Ambassador) identified the need to open a French Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in WA and suggested Christine to launch this new venture. She was appointed by the FACCI Federal board WA Chapter President.
Since the opening of the FACCI WA, Christine has created cultural and economic platforms demonstrating the importance of the bilateral relationships between France and Australia: "Merci Down Under" "French Speaking Africa" and "Gastronomicity",
Christine resides in Nedlands with her grown children. She also studies Theology at Notre Dame University for pure personal interest and curiosity.