Research Fellow, Center for Energy & Climate

Research Interests:

  • Electricity interconnections and electrical grids 
  • Energy transitions in Europe and in Southeast Asia


Thibault Michel is a Research Fellow at Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate since January 2024. Prior to joining Ifri's Center for Energy & Climate, Thibault Michel worked as a business intelligence and geopolitical analyst at RTE, the French Transmission system operator (TSO), notably on electricity interconnections. He also worked on security and companies’ protection issues at L’Oréal.

Thibault holds a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Strasbourg in European affairs and geopolitics as well as a degree in geoeconomics from IRIS SUP’. He also studied history and historical research at Grenoble Alpes University.

Domaines d'expertise
Énergie & Climat
Géopolitique des énergies fossiles
Grands enjeux du secteur électrique
Politique européenne de l’énergie
Politiques climatiques et transition énergétique