Leadership

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

President
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. 

Vice President, Communications
Claire Chabat (Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Law '05, Sciences Po Paris '99)

Claire spent a semester abroad at Berkeley Law in 2005 and has served as the editor-in-chief of Les Gens de Berkeley, Berkeley Club of France’s official magazine since 2010. She has a Master from University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas with a concentration in private international law and a Master from Sciences Po Paris with a major in communications.  

Vice President, Startups & Entrepreneurship
Catherine Ivari (B.A. Political Science '09)

Catherine is a graduate of UC Berkeley in Political Science. She also holds a master's degree in law from Sciences Po Paris and Georgetown University. After working in mergers & acquisitions, Catherine became an entrepreneur in the health and beauty industry. As Vice-President Startups & Entrepreneurship of the Berkeley Club of France, Catherine is the primary point of contact for Cal entrepreneurs in France and regularly organizes startup-related events.

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