Ian Thomas

Ian is a recognised expert Management Consultant, Trainer and Developer, with specialisation in business strategy, business development, marketing and sales issues.  Through his consultancy and learning & development activities, Ian has advised over 100 large companies and thousands of managers to be more effective in the way they strategise, market and sell. 

His extensive experience as a consultant is supported by a previous international business background gained through senior line management positions in sectors as diverse as pharmaceuticals (Smith+Nephew; Johnson & Johnson), automobile manufacturing (FIAT Auto); computers and software (RMplc); the semiconductor industry (STMicroelectronics), and then since 1989 consulting in a number of different sectors ranging from telecoms, manufacturing to FMCG, although he tends to specialise in high tech companies. 

He holds an MBA from ESCP Europe, Paris, and is well linked to the world of academia holding Visiting appointments at leading business schools:   He is Visiting Faculty of ESCP Europe, Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management, and Antai School of Economics, JiaoTong University, Shanghai.  He is also on the faculties of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Frost & Sullivan, Imparta, part of the Global Learning Resource Network at Duke Corporate Education, and an Associate of BDO Stoy Hayward.  British by nationality, he was born in Kenya and has lived or worked in many different countries including Nigeria, Australia, USA, Japan and Germany and France.