The Berkeley Club of France is run by a small but committed cohort of alumni, placing their professional expertise and diverse areas of interest at the service of the university. Since founding the club in 2008, the  leadership team has grown to include an increasing number of alumni volunteer interested in promoting Berkeley and serving fellow Cal Bears in France. It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we continue to encourage interested alumni to join us in our activities and efforts. 


Executive Committee

Lindsay King (B.A. English and French '10)
Content Strategist @the Content Studio, Havas Worldwide Paris

A graduate of the UC Berkeley English and French departments, Lindsay King earned her Master 1 and Master 2 degrees in French Literature and Civilization from the University of Paris 3. She is currently a digital communications consultant overseeing content strategy for French corporations with Havas Worldwide Paris. 

Communications and Editorial Director
Claire Chabat (Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Law '05)
Doctoral Student in Comparative Copyrights Law, Sciences Po Paris

A Ph.D. candidate in comparative copyright law at University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Claire Chabat spent a semester abroad at Berkeley Law. She also graduated from Sciences Po Paris in communications studies, which has served her as the editor-in-chief of Les Gens de Berkeley, the BCF’s official magazine.

Event Coordinator
Borislav Antonov (Exchange Student, Summer '09)

An Economics, Management and Innovation professional, Borislav spent a summer exchange semester at Berkeley at the Haas School of Business. Currently a Ph.D. Fellow in Economics at Université Paris Saclay, Borislav is working on innovation and decision support in the transport sector. He graduated from INSEEC Business School and is equally a Copenhagen Business School alumnus. 

Honorary Board of Advisors

Nicolas Tollet (LL.M. '05)
Anticorruption Attorney, Technip

Nicolas is the founder and president emeritus of the Berkeley Club of France. A graduate of University of Aix-en-Provence Law School and Berkeley Law, he is an attorney-at-law admitted to the Bars of Paris, New York, and the United States Supreme Court.

Helen Ploix (M.P.A. '66)
Former Director, International Monetary Fund


Francesco Bandarin (M.C.R.P. '77)
Former Assistant Director General for Culture, UNESCO


Thierry de Montbrial (M.A. '68, Ph.D. '71 Economics)
Founder & President, French Institute for International Relations (IFRI)


Christine Delphy
French Sociologist, Feminist, Writer, and Theorist