Stephane Frijia joined the Greater Phoenix Economic Council in 2011. As Senior Vice President of Global Investment at GPEC, Stephane Frijia works primarily with international businesses and stakeholders to position the region as a global leader for foreign direct investment and trade.
Mr. Frijia is responsible for developing and overseeing GPEC’s international strategy, in coordination with the International Leadership Council, which is composed of prominent business leaders and elected officials. In this role, he provides support to international companies with market analysis and site-selection assistance as they expand into the region and manages foreign-based contractors for business development in key target markets. Mr. Frijia is a strong advocate for a more globally fluent and internationally diverse local economy; and through his work encourages others to do the same.
Stephane earned a master’s degree in urban and environmental planning and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical management technology from Arizona State University. Originally from Italy, Stephane currently resides in Phoenix with his wife. He is fluent in Italian, French and English.