Thomas, a law-educated professional from the Netherlands, has broad experience in both the law and in finance. Thomas has been involved in multiple highly successful and sustainable businesses and programs in several countries at or soon after their conception, most of which are highly visible and have international exposure. He has worked as a legal advisor for multiple startups, including the SSIMA conference in Romania and the Tulips Ball in the Netherlands. He has also advised a British company, based in Denmark, on a case involving parallel lawsuits in both the Netherlands and the USA concerning an intellectual property dispute in the oil industry. Thomas has also worked for more than 5 years as a manager in a multinational corporation, including as a risk assurance manager involved in managing the internal control system for several accounting departments. Thomas is a Founding Director of BIOdyssey and will be managing the legal and financial aspects of the programs.