Thiébaut Weber is a young trade unionist and former student activist in his native France. He was elected as ETUC Confederal Secretary at the Paris Congress in 2015. His ETUC responsibilities include digitalisation, new forms of work, and online platforms. One of his main priorities is to find trade union solutions to tackle the challenges of new technological developments and the platform economy. Thiébaut also covers young workers, education and training, public services, and social cohesion, among other topics. He is a member of the Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail, and in 2007 started work with the CFDT as a youth delegate, then in 2014 as political advisor on issues including international and European affairs. Between 2011 and 2013 he was President of the ETUC Youth Committee. He studied history at the University of Haute-Alsace, where he became President of the Federative Association of Upper Rhine Students in 2005, then of the Federation of General Student Unions (FAGE) in 2006.