Thomas Friang founded and chairs of the Open Diplomacy Institute. In 2011, he initiated and chaired the G8 & G20 Youth Summits during the French Presidency of the G20 and G8; in 2019, he chairs the Youth7 for the French Presidency of the G7. Thomas holds a Master in Management (2011, ESCP Europe) and a Master in Public Administration (2012, Université Paris Panthéon Sorbonne / ENS Ulm). He started his career as an economist first at the Foundation for Strategic Research and then at Banque de France, prior to heading political campaings and curating major events such as the 2017 Printemps de l'Economie or the 2018 Paris Peace Forum. Thomas works now in the field of non-governmental advocacy.