Tom Trier (Denmark)
Regional Representative for the Caucasus
With a background in social anthropology, he specialises in ethnonational and migration issues in Eastern Europe and the CIS, particularly in the Caucasus region. From 1997-99, he acted as ECMI Regional Representative for Ukraine, and after three years as Country Director for the Danish Refugee Council and the International Rescue Committee in Russia (covering especially Chechnya and Ingushetia) and a shorter deployment for UNHCR in Afghanistan, he returned to ECMI in late 2002 as Senior Research Associate and Head of Department for the Caucasus. In 2003, Tom Trier also acted as Head of Programmes supervising ECMI’s overall project portfolio, while in the second half of 2004 he acted as Deputy Director. As of January 2005, Tom Trier is deployed in Tbilisi as Regional Representative for the Caucasus.