Board of Trustees
Pete is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sibly, with 30 years of experience as a developer and leader in technology organizations.
Pete started his career as a Software Engineer in Hewlett-Packard, moving into management roles and working at various companies in a number of countries. He has worked as an engineering leader or consultant at companies including H-P, Agilent Technologies, PRTM, Cisco, Microsoft, Intel, Samsung. Pete was at PayPal for seven years in various positions, including building PayPal’s Global Solutions Engineering team, scaling from 13 to 150 engineers and most recently as CTO of PayPal’s Credit Division, delivering products for consumer and merchant credit in a $1B division.
In addition to serving as Sibly’s CTO, Pete regularly advises and mentors engineering managers across various industries. He is a mentor for a number of startups in the Santa Clara University Miller Center for Global Social Entrepreneurship program.
He has a B.Sc. In Electronics Engineering from Plymouth University (UK) and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
In his spare time, Pete enjoys spending time with his family, goofing around with technology and racing large sailboats. He lives in San Jose with his wife Nousheen and daughter Sophia, who is in 3rd grade at FASSV.
BS: Electrical Engineering – University of California, Los Angeles Demand Creation & Sales Enablement Manager Past Product Marketing Professional
Past UCLA Alumni Scholarship Selection Committee (Silicon Valley)
Silicon Valley Native
Retired International luxury Hospitality Industry Executive. Managed large hotels in France and in the USA for Fairmont, Meridien, All Nippon Airways and EuroDisney in San Jose, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston and Paris.
Married with Carole who is the Executive Assistant of the Mountain View -Los Altos School District Superintendent. Father of 3 grown sons who attended French-American schools in San Francisco and in Paris.
Served on FASSV Board of Directors for 6 years and pleased to joining the Board again after a one year sabbatical.
Ph.D. Mathematics Paris VI
FASSV Alumni Coordinator
Former FASSV PTA Co-President
Former Parent (Class of 2008, 2010 and 2012)
MA in Education and MBA
Past substitute and ESL teacher, French immersion school, Petite – 8th grade
Past Industry Technical Training Manager, Instructional Designer, and Instructor
Technology Marketing Manager in Education, Semiconductor, and Service Provider Markets
Senior Attorney/Interim General Counsel, Paragon Legal Group
Former General Counsel and Head of IP, Samsung Electronics, US R&D Center
Former General Counsel, TeleNav, Inc.
Former, Associate General Counsel, Kineto Wireless, Inc.
Board Member and Member of Finance Committee, Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)
Member, Women’s General Counsel Network (WGCN)
Corporate Mentor, Everwise Inc.
Doctorate, Law, Santa Clara University 1994
Member, California State Bar
BS: Civil Engineering (Michigan State University)
MS Masters in Construction Management (Michigan State University)
Director of Facilities and Capital Planning (Stanford University, School of Humanities and Sciences)
Former Foreign Service Officer (United States Department of State)
Christine Saint Georges
DEC (Diplome d’Expertise Comptable)
MS in Computer Science
Associate Director of Finance at Stanford University
BA: Major in French and Spanish – Fresno State University
Past President of FLASCC (Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County)
Past President of CLTA (California Language Teachers’ Association)
Governor’s Representative on CWLP (California World Language Project)
M.S. in Meteorology, Free University of Berlin, Germany
B.S. Sciences, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Former FASSV PTA President
Alumni Parent (class of 2017, 2013, and 2007)
MBA diploma HEC 1976.
Realtor in the Bay Area since 1985.
Past finance & cost control manager, in charge of information systems.
BA: Major in French and Philosophy – University of Santa Clara
Past President of AATF-NC (American Association of Teachers of French-Northern California)
Past President of FLASCC (Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County) and of Executive Director of CLTA (California of Language Teachers’ Association)
Officier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Hervé le Mansec
Past President of the Alliance Française of Santa Clara Valley
Past Professor of French Language and Culture University of California,Santa Cruz
Past Honorary Consul of France in San Jose
Language Studies at University of La Sorbonne and London University
Past President of the Alliance Française of Santa Clara Valley
Past Teacher of French
Lawyer in immigration & nationality law
B.A. Yale University and J.D. from Harvard University
Former teacher at University High School (San Francisco)
Former teacher at the Chinese University (Hong Kong)
MS in Electrical Engineering (California Institute in Technology, Pasadena)
Diplome d’ingenieur (Ecole Superieure en Electronique et Electrontechnique)
Past Electronic Industry Consulting Services Director, Project Manager, Instructor, Consulting Engineer
Independant Consultant (Professional Services, Project Management, Change Management)
MS in Electrical Engineering (ENSEEIHT, Toulouse)
Biomedical equipment master’s programme (University of Technology, Compiegne)
Past product manager, sales & business development manager
Appointed 1992 and 2010
FASSV co-founder, former Chairman of the Board
Diploma of INSEEC, France
MBA, International Management
BA English Literature (Cal State University Northridge)
Tax Principal, Family Office Services
Certified Financial Planner
Appointed 1996 and 2012
BS in Business Administration (Accounting, Economics)
Past accounting professor at De Anza College
Past President of Kiwanis club of Cupertino
Certified Public Accounting
Alumni parent (one of the original seven founding families of FASSV)
MA in French Literature and Education (Université de Lille)
Honorary Member of the American Association of Teachers of French
Past Linguistic Attaché at the French Embassy (Sweden and USA)
Past Advisor for Technology in Higher Education at the French Ministry of Education (Paris)
Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques
Past Head of School
*Board members are added by invitation only, based on the community contacts, skills, and experience needed by the board at the time.