The Harvard Club of France is run by a team of alumni of College and of all Graduate Schools who represent the diversity of degrees, nationalities and professional activities :
Nicolas Landrin, MBA ’99, Harvard Business School
Nicolas Landrin is a Partner with I-Source Gestion, a leading venture capital firm focused on early stage investments in information technologies and communications. He currently sits on the board of directors of six early-stage technology companies. Nicolas has 18 years of experience in the telecommunications and software industry and in private equity. He also teaches Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at MBA HEC. Nicolas earned his M.S. degree from ENSTB in 1991 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1999. He is an Arthur Sachs Scholar and a beneficiary of the Harvard French Scholarship Fund. Over the last few years, Nicolas has been active in the HBS Club de France, within the Commission Coaching & Networking, the Harvard French Scholarship Fund, which he co-led with other beneficiaries and the Association des Boursiers Arthur Sachs. He also created two years ago an informal club of HBS graduates working in hi-tech, which gathers every year in Barcelona.
Ned Gubbins, BA ’94, Harvard College
First Vice-President, Former President, Honorary Board Member
After working as a Researcher / Writer at the White House Office of Communications in 1994, Ned Gubbins spent the next nine years working as a management consultant in Washington and Paris before gravitating to the film world. In 2004 he co-founded éO Productions, an independent film production company based in Paris, to produce original, cinematographic documentaries and feature films with international appeal. In his days at Harvard College, Ned was President of Currier House and elected Marshall of his College Class. After graduation he got involved in alumni activities, first at the Harvard Club of Washington, DC, and then at the Harvard Club of France, which elected him President in 2002. After a four-year tenure as President, Ned has continued to stay involved as a Board Member and member of the Club’s new Honorary Board. Ned is likewise a member of Harvardwood and has organized a Harvard event at the Cannes Film Festival for the past three years.
Benoît Rossi, MPP ’06, Kennedy School of Government
Benoît B. Rossi, MPP, Kennedy School of Government, 2006 Benoît works on the development of 'Public Private Partnerships' (PPP) in Europe for the subsidiary of a Spanish infrastructure firm specialized in managing highways, airports, logistics platforms and telecom networks. He also holds a Master of Science in Transport Engineering from the University of New of South Wales, Australia. Prior to joining the Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Benoît spent eight years in the Asia Pacific. He lived two years in Singapore and spent six years in Australia working both for private and public entities and, in particular, the State government. At the Kennedy School, Benoît specialized in public policies as well as business and government relationships. He authored a report on e-health for the OECD.
Doug McLellan, AB '94, Harvard College
Doug is a mathematician and website architect. His dissertation, underway at Paris VII, will make rigorous a once-famous philosophical idea of Henri Bergson, which would reconcile freedom and causality, and do some other nifty tricks. To pay the mortgage he helps companies build complex web sites.
Martina Barcaroli, LL.M '99, Harvard Law School
After having graduated at University of Rome la Sapienza (Laurea in giurisprudenza) in 1997 and at the London School of Economics (General Course Degree) in 1995, she took an LL.M degree at Harvard Law School in 1999. She started her international career at the Centro Studi UNIDROIT, “The International Institute for the Unification of private Law” in 1997. After two years spent in Cambridge at the Harvard Law School, she joined the Brussels team of the American law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and then moved to the European Commission DG Competition where she spent one year working on telecommunications issues. In 2002 she joined as in-house lawyer the French branch of the Italian car manufacturing company, Fiat. She served as secretary general of the HCF in 2006-2007
Marie Baudron, MBA' 03, Harvard Business School
Marie Baudron is a consultant in the Financial Practice group at Egon Zehnder International, an international executive search firm. Marie Baudron joined Egon Zehnder International in 2006. Prior to becoming an executive recruiter, Marie was an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co. Marie graduated from ESCP in 1998, with a major in finance, and later completed her MBA at the Harvard Business School in 2003. For the past 2 years, Marie has been active in the HBS Club de France, within the Commission Coaching & Networking and as an organizer of get-togethers for recent HBS graduates who live in Paris.
Marie Bizais, Visiting fellow at the GSAS : EALC (East Asian Languages and Civilizations) ‘05-‘06.
Vice-President, Event Coordination
Marie Bizais is a research fellow at the ENS (Ecole normale supérieure) in Lyon where she also teaches Chinese language and civilization. She mainly focuses on poetry and poetics from the 3rd to the 5th Century in China. Her doctoral dissertation (June 2008) dealt with a major work on poetics from 500 AD, and proposed a reading of its theory on styles (both personal and normative) and genres. She has launched a research project on the letters and the poetry written by two brothers at the end of the 3rd century. She is also beginning to work on contemporary Chinese poetry. Once in a while, she indulges in translation (art catalogues and film subtitles). She holds a Doctorate in Sinology from the INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) in Paris and studied under the supervision of a professor from the EALC. She is an Arthur Sachs scholar and a beneficiary of the Harvard French Scholarship Fund.
Carole Gardner, MBA' 04, Harvard Business School
Carole Gardner is Director of Marketing USA Development in the Garnier International division of L’Oreal SA. She has been working in Paris for the past two years in international product development after working for two years for L’Oreal in New York. Prior to graduating from Harvard Business School, Carole worked 4 years for Accenture in their strategy practice in New York City. She graduated from Duke University magna cum laude with degrees in economics and international development.
Philippe Le Corre (Weatherhead Center for International Affairs '04)
Vice-President, Institutional Relations
Philippe is a Partner with Corporate communications & PR firm Publicis Consultants and a Lecturer at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. He previously served as an adviser to the French Minister of Defense and as a senior policy analyst with the Ministry's policy planning staff. He also worked as a Foreign correspondent for 14 years in Asia and Europe and was a Fellow of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University ('03-'04). He is an Arthur Sachs scholar. Philippe is the author of 4 books and numerous articles mainly on China in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde and Foreign Policy. He sits on the supervisory board of the French-American Foundation (France).
Claire Mays Poumadère, AB '81, Harvard College
Vice President for College Interviewing, Honorary Board Member
Claire is an American who has lived in France since her graduation from Harvard and Radcliffe in 1981/82. She studied Psychology and Social Relations at Harvard and Clinical Social Psychology at Paris 7-Censier. Claire is an independent researcher and consultant with Institut Symlog in Paris. Her domain is governance of technological and natural risk and the empowerment of local communities. She is Radcliffe Class Secretary for Class of 1981 and is a founder of HASA (Harvard Alumni for Social Action). Claire has interviewed lycée candidates for Harvard College since arriving in France, and now coordinates a team of about 15 alumni interviewers (a core of longtime members and others newly arrived or passing through). The team was honored through Claire with the 2004 Hunn Award of Harvard University "for loyalty, dedication and longstanding effort in behalf of the Undergraduate Admissions Committee".
Claire Sulmers, AB '03, Harvard University.
Vice President for Recent Graduates
Claire Siobhan Sulmers is a freelance writer and editor based in Paris, France. Her editorial work, which focuses on fashion, beauty, and health, has appeared in Real Simple, Newsweek, Upscale, Essence, NV, Uptown and Heart & Soul magazines. Before moving to Paris, she completed editorial internships at New York, Newsweek, and Upscale Magazines, and was a staff writer and reporter for Real Simple Magazine for four years. In August 2006, Claire founded the blog The Fashion Bomb, and with 6,000 daily visitors, the Fashion Bomb has been profiled in Harvard University's Crimson Magazine, Howard University's Hilltop Newspaper , and was named an 'Up and Coming' Blog by Women's Wear Daily and 'Blog of the Moment' by Teen Vogue. A sought after style expert, Claire has been sourced by the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, and AOL Black Voices. Claire holds a B.A. magna cum laude with highest honors in Romance Languages and Literatures and African-American studies.
Roland Ziadé, LL.M '02, Harvard Law School
Roland Ziadé is a lawyer and a member of the Bars in Paris, New York, and Beirut. He is also a member of the international arbitration practice group of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, based in Paris. Roland holds a D.E.A. in private international law from the University of Paris II-Assas (1996), a D.E.S.S. in international business law from the University of Paris I-Sorbonne (1996), and an LL.M from Harvard Law School, where he was a Fulbright Scholar (2002). Roland regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings.
Kai Carver, AB '85, Harvard College
Kai Carver is a computer programmer and occasional translator. He is currently working for a small French web startup. He is interested in the Internet, languages, old music, old paintings, bicycling, and running.