Thomas is Chairman of H+K Strategies Brussels and Global Practice Leader Public Affairs of Hill+Knowlton Strategies. He has over 20 years’ experience in EU public affairs and communications with a proven track record of advising corporate, government and non-governmental clients on their public and corporate affairs strategies, including legislative procedures and political developments in the EU institutions and EU member states.
Thomas assists clients in establishing their public and corporate affairs strategies, including drafting legislative proposals, position papers and amendments to draft legislation, and has been instrumental in forging coalitions to carry majorities on these issues.This work includes contact with Commission officials, Council representatives and MEPs.
From 1994 to 2010 Thomas was head of the Public Affairs practice at renowned law firm White & Case, before which he held different roles in the business and political worlds. He speaks frequently at major conferences and has published articles and interviews in major European newspapers, and is also a guest lecturer on EU lobbying and interest representation at various academic institutions in Europe, including KUL and UCL in Belgium and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. He is a former Director of Ideas Matter. A Belgian national, he speaks fluent Dutch, English, French and German and graduated in law from the Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix in Belgium.