Michael Thomas is the founder and CEO of Pathfinder Consultancy. Pathfinder focuses on developing clients business, with high growth and Emerging Markets engaging at the highest possible level. Our current market emphasis this year is on Central Asia and Mongolia the Middle East and North Africa. Michael’s career started in the Middle East when he first went to the Arab World in the early seventies as an executive of a Guinness Peat Group trading subsidiary working with Lord Kissen Chairman.
He subsequently set up offices in the Gulf and later joined the Kuwait Shipping Company, later to become United Arab Shipping. On returning to the UK Michael was appointed regional Director of the Committee for Middle East Trade (COMET) the British Governments Private sector advisory body on trade with the Middle East. He was involved in setting up many of the Joint British Arab Business Councils with the Middle East.
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