Thomas completed a PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research utilized data from the global fossil fuel industry to identify optimal recovery of oil and gas in situations of uncertainty. As part of his doctorate, Thomas has been a visiting researcher at the Economics Department of the University of Oxford, acted as an external consultant for the OECD and worked as a contributor for Oxford Analytica. These engagements have allowed him to make use of a sophisticated economic toolkit to solve practical problems facing governments and industry.
Prior to his research, Thomas acquired an MSc in Environmental Economics from the LSE and a BSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. He has previously worked in both the German and Danish energy sector including WINGAS GmbH and the energy division of the Confederation of Danish Industries. These experiences have equipped him with a thorough understanding of how the unique interplay between commerce, geopolitics and engineering determines success or failure in the energy industry.