Author, GI-TOC staff member

Théo Clément

Senior Analyst, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

Théo Clément, is a senior analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and a Ph.D. environmental crime researcher. He is Africa based with a background in international relations and East Asian economy and society. A dual Ph.D holder (University of Lyon & Vienna), Théo’s contribution to GI-TOC is manifold. As a researcher, he contributes to the development of ad hoc research methodologies (combining automated data scraping, fieldwork and open-source intelligence) for the various research projects undertaken within MMFU and A&D. As a China expert and fluent Chinese speaker, he is able to conduct in-depth contextualised research using Chinese sources and has plenty of experience studying the impact of Chinese involvement in foreign countries and markets. Théo is also a trained OSINT investigator.

Théo Clément is a very keen wildlife enthusiast and a firm believer in the merits of mixed-methods research. He has conducted field research in countries such as China, North Korea, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mauritania.