David Thomas MBE, Executive Chairman

David Thomas, COBCOE Executive ChairmanDavid Thomas 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 owns and runs Net Investing sp z o o, the leading P2P business financing portal in Poland, and is founder and majority owner of www.netinvesting.eu, the leading Polish Fintech financing platform. He also has 'family office' interests.

A long career in international business has taken Mr Thomas to many parts of the world and has included senior roles with major blue chips in the financial services sector such as HSBC, Schroder and Coopers & Lybrand.

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

Mr Thomas became President of COBCOE in 2012, having served as Vice Chairman 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. 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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