Ambassador Thomas assumed duties as Head of Mission in the Embassy of Jamaica, Beijing on 21st July 2013.
He was a Senior Teaching Fellow of the University of the West Indies - Mona School of Business and Management, and served as Director of several state agencies in Jamaica including: the Urban Development Corporation; the National Insurance Fund Board and the Jamaica Financial Services Authority. He was also Board Chairman of the Micro Investment Development Agency.
He has expert international experience in the banking sector, having been Vice President and Regional Manager in critical areas of the Bank of New York (BNY) over his 22-year-tenure there and has training from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Prior to that, he worked for four years at the Bank of Jamaica.
The Ambassador, who has high-level experience in multinational banking and trade finance, has developed far ranging and strategic alliances and networks with financial institutions in Europe and the USA. He is also a business consultant.
Ambassador Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts (General) Degree from the University of the West Indies (1976) and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University (1990).