Thomas is Professor of International History at the University of Lausanne and was previously Dean of the College of Humanities at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (EPFL). He was Visiting scholar at Harvard (2019-2020) and at Sciences Po Paris (2020).
His research focuses on the actors shaping global capitalism in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly economic elites, corporate networks and business associations. He is currently working on a book "Business of the World, Unite! The International Chamber of Commerce and Global Capitalism in the Twentieth Century" (with P. Eichenberger) which traces the role of business in economic global governance since 1919. He is also interested in the global and colonial history of Switzerland in the 19th and 20th centuries.
His page over at the University of Lausanne is available here.