Tom focuses on supporting government clients on topics related to technology and economic reform. Over the past ten years, he has served public sector institutions in more than 10 countries across the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
He has a proven track record partnering with ambitious public sector leaders on a range of topics.
Some examples of his recent work include the following:
- setting national-level strategic direction, from initial vision setting to concrete planning, budgeting, and execution across more than 100 agencies
- driving concrete financial and economic impact, including improving budgeting and fiscal stewardship, deploying economic stimulus in times of crisis, and increasing non-oil revenues through innovative levers and analytics to reduce revenue leakage
- driving technology adoption, including digitizing critical government processes, applying machine learning in reducing fraud, and using big data to evaluate policy decisions
- building sustainable capabilities, including building new agencies and departments from the ground up
Prior to joining the firm, Tom received a master of philosophy with distinction in modern Middle Eastern studies from Oxford University. Though Tom is a native English speaker, he is also conversational in Arabic.