gilles mentré
FIRE PhD student
I am currently a PhD candidate at FIRE, working on Decentralizing democracy and Blockchain-based voting.
gilles's Bio

After 10 years in the public sector (Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including political positions as ministerial private staff advisor and deputy chief), I worked for 7 years in the private sector as financial advisor, in particular on tech financing. I'm currently focusing on blockchain-based voting for my PhD at FIRE, and am also a co-founder of the non-profit Electis promoting next-generation voting.

I am passionate about politics and the future of democracy. My mix scientific (initial education as an engineer from Ecole Polytechnique) and philosophical (further education with a master degree in philosophy at Paris 1 Sorbonne) drove me into analysing specifically the impact of tech on democracy.