Born in Louvain (Belgium) on the 7 November 1955, in the midst of a large family. His father, Professor Raymond Antoine, was the Dean of the Faculty of Agronomy and a renowned expert to the FAO in the field of reforestation. Thomas Antoine grew in a scientific and academic environment.
He married Pascale de Grasse des Princes d’Antibes in 1987 ; they have seven children.
Thomas Antoine studied Philosophy and Litterature at the Catholic University of Louvain, focusing on Phenomenology and Personalism. He also got a special Licence of Thomistic studies and the Agregation.
He started his career in 1980 as a teacher of religion and philosophy and, in 1984, he passed the entrance Diplomatic examination.
His diplomatic career brought him to the following postings :
Ambassador Antoine retired in December 2022. He now reads and gives conferences on his favourite topics, with a philosophical approach.
Those topics cover geostrategy, energy and climate issues, environment and development.