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Board members

Our Board members

PresidentMs Haryany Binti Mohamad

Vice-President : Mr Luca Griseri

Treasurer : Mr Joël Lim Du Bois

Honorary secretary / Director : Ms Priscille Lasémillante

Mr Adri T. Azhar

Ms. Anne-Marie Francheteau

President : Mrs Haryany Binti Mohamad

She started off her career as a graphic designer in 1996, before joining the Penang State Museum & Art Gallery where she was appointed as Senior Curator and Director in 2006. Haryany curated visual art and the museum’s collection exhibitions. In 2018, she was selected by Penang State Government & The French Embassy Kuala Lumpur as the pioneer candidate for the three-month Fellowship Cultural Exchange and Artist in Residence in France. She was appointed as AFP President in June 2018.

Vice-President : Mr Luca Griseri

Vice-President since July 2021. During his career in marketing Luca held senior positions in London, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. He led national and regional teams and was responsible for P&L management, growth strategies, cost-optimisation strategies and management of key accounts (including MNCs and regional GLCs). He has been based in Penang since early 2019.

Treasurer : Mr Joël Lim Du Bois

Of mixed Belgian and Malaysian heritage and raised in the UK, Joel has spent his life communicating between different cultures. With an academic background in European languages and literature at Oxford and Cambridge, he consults to global brands on intercultural communication from Latin America and the US to Europe and Southeast Asia. After several years in Brazil, he has now returned to his roots at the cultural crossroads of Penang.

Mr Adri T. Azhar

Member of the committee since 2019, he has been the vice-president from June 2020 till July 2021. Alumni of the University of Franche-Comté. Teacher of French as a Foreign Language at SMK Perlis. He taught French and Bahasa Malaysia at AFP from 2017 to 2018 and then joined the committee in 2018.

Mrs Anne-Marie Francheteau

Born and raised in France, Anne-Marie studied and worked in London for 8 years before settling in Strasbourg, France, where she worked in the administration department of a large company. Her main interests are languages, literature and the art in all its forms. After retiring, she moved to Penang in 2015 where she enjoys hiking. strolling the streets of Georgetown and meeting people of various origins. She was elected as a committee member of AFP in July 2020.

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