Alain Tobelem holds a Ph.D. in development economics (Sorbonne-Paris University), and is a qualified research director for management research (University of Nice).
He holds diplomas from Sciences Po, Institute for Higher Studies on Latin America, CELSA and Sorbonne-Paris University (Hispanic and Portuguese languages and civilizations).
He speaks four languages (French, English, Spanish and Portuguese), Alain Tobelem has worked in over 75 countries for many international organizations:
- International Development Center (CID) in Paris alongside Josué de Castro (geopolitical expert on hunger issues);
- UNESCO as an expert on functional adult literacy and on education economics and financing;
- World Bank as an expert on education financing, then as the main expert on institutional development;
- International Bureau for Employment (BIT) as project manager for the Brazilian Minister for Employment.
A qualified research director for management studies, he gives lectures on management, project management and competitive intelligence at CERAM (Sophia Antipolis, France), the National School of Administration of Portugal, the International Institute for Public Administration (IIAP, a program of the French National School for Administration-ENA), and in the ENAs in Tunisia and Rabat.
He also gives lectures on research methodology at several international universities: Nice, Shanghai and Hanoi.
Alain Tobelem is the Director of the Governance Division of the FEDE doctoral school.