Elisabeth Cassegrain, Knight of L’Ordre National du Mérite
During the ceremony where many friends were present at the residence of France on the 5th of June 2009, the former Consul General Mr. Jean Pierre Thébault conferred to Ms. Elisabeth Cassegrain the honor of Knight of l’Ordre National du Merite.
Ms. Cassegrain was cheered by many of her friends whom some of them had made the trip from France, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Philippines, Abu Dhabi or Singapore…
Ms. Cassegrain has been living in Hong Kong for 30 years. Being an art gallery owner, she is specialized in Asian art and Chinese art in particular. With this honor, her humanistic qualities are rewarded. She has devoted herself actively in NGO for medical help in Kampuchea, Thailand, Vietnam and Burma, in particular with the AMFA (Association Médicale Franco Asiatique) from Professor Alain Patel. She voluntarily helped for several weeks the crisis unit of the French Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs during the Tsunami in December 2004. She continues to support some families, who have become her friends.