George Thomas

Chief Information Officer,, Asia Pacific Head of Technology, JLL

George‘s career spans more than 15 years of international leadership experience in technology, data management, data science and product management across the commercial and retail sectors. He has led teams of large scale, serving internal and external clients across more than 15 countries. George has also been a key executive leading the vision, design and development of Global Centres of Expertise capabilities in technology, data management, data science and analytics.

George is presently a Senior Digital Executive at JLL holding the position of Chief Information Officer, and Head of Technology, Data & Information Management. He is based in Singapore and responsible for the development and implementation of JLL’s technology, data and information management strategy that is integral to the firm’s digital transformation charter.

Prior to joining JLL, George worked at HSBC for 12 years, holding domestic and international executive positions. Key positions included Global Head of Customer Intelligence, based in Chicago; Chief Data Officer for Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong; Head of Global Analytics, based in New York; and Head of Product Management, Consumer Finance USA, based in California.

George began his professional career at General Electric in the US, serving as a data and systems analyst in the six sigma team that supported GE’s consumer products line of business.

George earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University, India, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering – Operations Research from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.