David Thomas MBE, Executive Chairman

David Thomas, COBCOE Executive ChairmanDavid Thomas, COBCOE Executive Chairman, is a senior executive with many years' experience in navigating the trade and business regulatory environments of Europe.

A non-executive director of several public companies, Mr Thomas has had a long career in international business that has taken David to many parts of the world and has included senior roles with major blue chips in the financial services sector such as HSBC, ING, Schroders and Coopers & Lybrand.

He holds a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and an MSc DIC from Imperial College, London University.

David became President of COBCOE in 2012, having served as Vice President of COBCOE since 2005, changing to Executive Chairman on restructuring. He has been a board member of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce since 2000, serving as Chairman from 2003 to 2011.

David is a member of the Advisory Board of IBDE (the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange). He is also a co-founder of the Hope Foundation, a Polish charity helping the unemployed to run their own businesses, and a founder board member of the Association for Geographic information.

To get in touch with David Thomas, email david.thomas@cobcoe.eu

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