Léonie Allard is a visiting fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center, currently in residence from the French Ministry of Armed Forces. Before her current role, Allard worked for the Ministry of Armed Forces’ Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy. There, she served at the Defense Strategy Directorate on power competition and hybridity focusing on the Indo-Pacific. She was particularly involved in fostering the US-France defense talks on these issues. Before that, she served at the French embassy in Beijing for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on energy issues and at NATO in Brussels. She completed traineeships at the Council of the European Union in Brussels and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.

Allard holds a MA in European affairs from Sciences Po Paris. She also pursued studies at the School of African and Oriental Studies in London and Fudan University in Shanghai.