Dr. Thomas Gomart (Ph.D in History at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and EMBA at HEC) is Director of
Ifri (French Institute of International Relations based in Paris and Brussels). He previously was its Vice
President for Strategic Development and the director of its Russia/NIS Centre. He is also the co-editor of the trilingual electronic series Russie.Nei.Visions. Before joining the think tank industry, Gomart was a scholar (Assistant Professor at La Sorbonne,
1996-1999), a cadet officer in the Army, and a policy entrepreneur. Joining Ifri in
2004, he set up the Russia/NIS centre. His academic and professional background has been closely
related to post-Soviet space, but also to wider international issues (security, energy, and digital
governance). As Lavoisier Fellow at the State Institute for International Relations (University-MGIMO –
Moscow), Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Security Studies (European Union – Paris) and Marie
Curie Fellow at the Department of War Studies (King’s College – London), Gomart has acquired a
diversified international experience.
Gomart has managed many projects with leading international think tanks (Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, CSIS, US Army War College, SVOP, MGIMO) including high level officials from
various governments, senior executives from global companies, NGO’s activists, and leading
journalists. As Vice President for Strategic Development, he dealt with fundraising, digital activities,
and research marketing. As Researcher, he is currently working on Russia, digital governance,
country risk, and think tanks.