Romain Schumm joined Iddri in 2017 to study the various issues related to the oil and gas industry. He is particularly interested in the consideration of the concept of sustainable development by the extractive industry.
Romain is currently carrying out two projects.
- The first is to mobilize the international community to contribute to analyses of oil and gas sector developments in the face of environmental, social and economic challenges. 
- The second aims to promote the sustainable development of offshore extractive activities in West Africa by strengthening environmental risk management and promoting the development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) approaches
After graduating in international law and sustainable development law, Romain Schumm continued his studies at AgroParisTech-ENGREF where he specialized in the analysis and conduct of environmental strategies and negotiations. He has notably completed a professional thesis devoted to the theory of organizations and their strategic development in the environmental field.