He also led the work of important industry groups, serving as member, ministerial committee on aviation fuel price & product availability. Thomas was the chairman of the management committee of Joint Aviation Facility in Kano owned by Total, Forte, Oando & MRS. He was also a management member of JUHI concourse owned by Conoil, Mobil, MRS, Forte,& Total.
Thomas was a co-founder of SO Aviation (formerly Aviation Air & Land Services) during which he was Managing, Operations& Marketing Director at different times. His experience with Sahara covered a diverse portfolio of responsibilities ranging from engineering maintenance, marketing and into-plane operations through to strategic fuel procurement, market risk management and aviation insurance.
Prior to Joining Sahara’ SO Aviation, he had a brief stint as the Aviation Commercial Manager of National Oil & Chemical Marketing Plc (now Conoil) in 2002 and later became the Aviation Operations Manager and Chief Responsibility Officer/Aviation Business Manager-Nigeria of Conoil Plc where he managed 14 airfields. He championed industry reforms like discharge by meter, & leakage prevention.
Thomas is a scientist by training, holding a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. He also holds an MBA from University of Ilorin and also a Doctoral student in Business Administration in Herriot –watt University, U.K. His doctoral research work focused on jet fuel and the impact of importation to 3rd world on supply, distribution and price.