Thomas led NRGI’s technical assistance project in Conakry, Guinea, between 2011 and 2013, advising the government on mining sector fiscal regimes, legislative reforms and a transparent process to review contracts signed under previous regimes. He also developed financial modeling tools, including integrated mines-transport infrastructure, for iron ore and bauxite mines. At NRGI, Thomas now focuses on economic technical assistance and research, including advising governments and civil society on assessing fiscal and revenue management policies for oil, gas and mineral resources.
Prior to joining NRGI, Thomas took part in the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme as a government economist in the poverty reduction strategy unit of the Republic of Burundi, where he developed analyses on macroeconomic and public financial management issues. He also worked for the Belgian Technical Cooperation on tax administration reforms in Mozambique.
Thomas holds a master of science in management from HEC Paris and a master in economics with a major in public and development economics from the Paris School of Economics. He speaks French, English and Portuguese.