“Cultural understanding and communication are key to the success of global transactions.” 

Françoise A. Djerejian



Edward P. Djerejian  I  Françoise A. Djerejian

Françoise Andree Liliane Marie Haelters

Mrs. Françoise Djerejian bestowed chevalier of the French National Order of Merit

Born in Casablanca, Morocco, on June 10, 1951. Received her Baccalaureat de L'Enseignement du Second Degre (Philosophie et Lettres) and pursued her studies in Philosophy and Biology at the University of Bordeaux, France. Fluent in six languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Armenian.

1979 to 1981 French teacher at the Anglo-American School in Moscow.

1986 to 1988, Associate Editor of "France" Magazine at the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C..

Between 1991 and 1993 Mrs. Djerejian conducted seminars at the United States Department of State's Foreign Service Institute for the orientation of Ambassadorial spouses in preparation for their overseas assignments.

Participates extensively in outreach programs in the arts, information and cultural fields.

Responsible for archival exhibits from former Secretary of State James A. Baker III's personal papers and memorabilia at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

Served on the Board of Trustees of the Houston Ballet and is currently on the Board of the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, and on the Board of the Texas-French Alliance for the Arts (TFAA).

Was nominated Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite by the President of the French Republic in May, 2007.