David Thomas

David Thomas

Expert on BRIC - China and Global Emerging Markets
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About David

“Having managed his own financial services firm in China for over 25 years and as the host of regular business delegations to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations David is perhaps the ...”

As we enter the first half of ‘The Asian Century’, it’s becoming ever clearer that Australia’s prosperity will no longer be tied to our western counterparts, but in the developing nations that David Thomas specialises in understanding.

Having managed his own financial services firm in China for over 25 years and as the host of regular business delegations to BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) nations David is perhaps the most knowledgeable consultant and speaker on trade and global financial trends in Australia today. David’s career has taken him around the globe from Europe, Asia to Australia. He managed his own financial services business in Hong Kong where he gained unique insight into the changing landscape of the Asia Pacific Region. He is very well respected for his views on BRIC – Brazil, Russia, India and China. Driven by his passion for emerging markets his recent work has taken him into Latin America and Eastern Europe.

David hosts business delegations to each of the BRIC countries and is constantly traveling. As the Chairman of the Australasian Financial Forum he leads an annual mission to the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong. All of which gives David a perfect platform to stay current and report on relevant future trends. David extends his experience, credibility and passion for building and facilitating investment relationships around the globe.

As a Thought Leader in his area companies locally and globally look to him in a consulting capacity, to speak or facilitate panels and discussions. His keynote and breakout sessions are always insightful and relevant. His research is unparalleled and he delivers case studies, figures and facts in an interesting light. Clients quite often comment on his clarity and ability to keep audiences fully engages and informed. Whether it’s a round table discussion or a large conference David designs sessions for any audience size. David is committed to researching each client’s event and customising the right content.