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About The Speaker

Jean-François FOUNTAINE

Maire de La Rochelle

1976
– Membre de l’équipe de France aux Jeux Olympiques de MontrĂ©al avec son Ă©pouse Claire
– CrĂ©ation de Fountaine-Pajot avec 3 associĂ©s.

 

1976

– Member of the French National sailing team at the Montreal Olympic Games with his wife Claire

– Setting up of the Fountaine-Pajot company with three associates

 

1982
– CrĂ©ation de l’association « Voilier Charente- Maritime»
Vainqueur avec Pierre Follenfant de la transat La Rochelle-La Nouvelle Orléans
– Vainqueur de la transat en double Lorient – Les Bermudes – Lorient

 

1982

– Creation of the association Sailboat Charente-Maritime 

Winner of the Transat La Rochelle-New Orleans with Pierre Follenfant

– Winner of the two-handed Transat Lorient – Bermuda – Lorient

 

1984
Second de la course en équipage Québec-Saint-Malo

 

1984

Second place at the crewed race Quebec-Saint-Malo

 

1993
Création de l’association «Hermione-Lafayette» à Rochefort

 

1993

Creation of the Hermione-Lafayette association in Rochefort

 

1995
– Elu conseiller municipal sur la liste de Michel CrĂ©peau

1995

– Elected as municipal councilor on the Michel CrĂ©peau list

 

 

2004
– 1er vice-prĂ©sident du Conseil RĂ©gional de Poitou-Charentes
– RĂ©alisations principales : Bourses tremplin pour l’emploi, dĂ©veloppement du TER, rĂ©novation urbaine de Mireuil, Villeneuveles-Salines, St-Eloi.

 

2004

– The first Vice-President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes

Key achievements: grant Springboard to employment, development of the regional express transport (TER), urban renewal of the Mireuil, Villeneuveles-Salines, St-Eloi districts



2008
– Fountaine-Pajot emploie 400 personnes, exporte dans 35 pays
– Elu PrĂ©sident de la FĂ©dĂ©ration des Industries Nautiques

 

2008

–  Fountaine-Pajot has 400 employees and exports to 35 countries

– Elected as Chairman of the French Nautical Industries Federation

2014
– Transmet la direction gĂ©nĂ©rale de Fountaine-Pajot et quitte la prĂ©sidence de la FĂ©dĂ©ration des Industries Nautiques
– Elu Maire de La Rochelle et PrĂ©sident de la CommunautĂ© d’AgglomĂ©ration de La Rochelle 

 

2014

– Passes the management of the Fountaine-Pajot company and leaves the position of Chairman of the French Nautical Industries Federation

– Elected as Mayor of La Rochelle and as President of the La Rochelle urban community