Thierry holds a Ph.D in Economics on the role of innovation in export performance and a Ph.D in political science on the role of emotions in the government of people. He started his career as a freelance consultant for various international organizations before becoming a UN officer. Then he moved to acting and research on emotions. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Over his career, he has carried out consultancy and training missions in about thirty countries across the world. Besides emotions, his fields of expertise include international trade, innovation development and political philosophy.