Having grown up in Somerset and the surrounding area, Tom chose to do a degree in International Business from the University of Plymouth, a 4 year course comprising of a variety of modules. This gave him the ability to take a one year study placement in New Hampshire, United States. Whilst at University Tom built up a keen interest in the Middle East and North Africa, focussing his dissertation on the Arab Spring, and its effect on trade and business.
Tom Joined Vallis Commodities in November 2014 in a role focussing on Egyptian market, which enabled Tom to further his understanding of the MENA region.
Tom is a keen skier who also has a passion for travel and understanding and integrating into new cultures.