The Consulate General welcomes its new Attaché for Science and Technology [fr]
The Consulate General of France is Atlanta is pleased to welcome Rami Abi-Akl, the new Attaché for Science and Technology.
Rami holds a PhD and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris and is a government official of the Corps des Mines. He has explored a wide range of industries and led various entrepreneurial programs, especially the MIT Global Startup Workshop in India (2016), Chile (2017) and Thailand (2018), as organizer, managing director then advisor.
Rami joined the Consulate General of France in Atlanta in March 2020, as Attaché for Science and Technology. Prior to this appointment, he was a project lead at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of France focusing on the growth of the French innovation and startup ecosystem. He has led several Government initiatives to foster deep tech entrepreneurship and nurture innovative ventures across the country, through a dual appointment with La French Tech. He also participated in the interministerial efforts aiming to develop growth strategies for the ecosystem, design funding and training programs for deep tech startups, and implement funding initiatives in cooperation with Bpifrance.
During his tenure as Attaché for Science and Technology to the Southeast of the United States (MS, AL, FL, GA, NC, TN, SC, PR), Rami seeks to build strong partnerships in science, research and technology between the two countries, and to cultivate transatlantic innovation and technology transfer.