Madeleine Frume Headshot Charleston Jazz Board Member

Madeleine Frume is an international entrepreneur with a diverse business background and exceptional linguistic. Frume is an expert in Latin American business and has a proven track record in the development and implementation of marketing and sales programs in Latin America.

Madeleine has over twenty years of international business experience spanning commercial advertising, the airline industry, commercial insurance, real estate and the computer software industry.  Her career began as a marketing analyst for the esteemed Leo Burnett Agency in Chicago Illinois where she handled the analytics for the Campbell Soup account. Since entering the computer software industry Madeleine has been involved in establishing and implementing the marketing and sales programs in Latin America for the Santa Cruz Operations (NASDQ) and Hummingbird Communications LTD.  She consulted HP during the two years of the merger with Compaq by heading the training program for integration of all HP/Compaq Executives across Europe and Latin American offices in the HP WAY. Madeleine is a pioneer in the mobile world of telephony, through her various positions of EVP in Business Development and build out for mobile operators in the EMEA Region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).  She was part of the many groundbreaking applications that today are commonplace such as billing, texting, sharing of photos, gambling via mobile telephony and other social media over the mobile phone.  Throughout her career Madeleine was instrumental in many company acquisitions across the European and United States startup companies ecosystem

Madeleine’s studies span from the school of business at Loyola University to, Economic and Philosophy at the University of Madrid, Languages and Law at the University of Sorbonne, finishing with MBA program in cooperation with Stanford, MIT, and various other universities in Latin America, as well as a special program created for women in Business hosted by the University of Stanford.  

Born in Corsica, Madeleine has lived in many different countries and cultures and her cultural awareness is a major asset in breaking down the barriers often found in international business relations. As part of the Charleston scene participates on various boards and actively promotes Charleston Jazz Orchestra, the premier orchestra in the USA.

A few of her loves include participation in CWIT (international organization for women in international business), WIT (Women In Trucking – advisory council), homelessness support program headed by the mayor of Charleston (steering committee for Hope Center), Propeller Club board member (international organization for all ports in all ports cities worldwide), and CORA (sailing club of Charleston)

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