Dr. George E. Thomas is a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Pune. His qualifications include MBA, MA (English), MA (Sociology), FIII, ACII, LLB and Diploma in Insurance Law, He is Fellow Member of Indian Council of Arbitration and Member of Indian Institute of Public Administration. He is Member of the ‘Insurance Regulation and Resilience Policies Working Group’ of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF), the International Insurance Society’s Ambassador for India, Member of the ‘Academic Steering Committee on Financial Inclusion’ of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF) and Member of the Advisory Board for the ‘ICMIF – Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL) Study’ on mutual micro-insurance and sustainable development. He is part of a World Bank capacity building project for the Insurance industry of Bangladesh led by PWC.
Dr. Thomas was a Member of the ‘Advisory Group (Non-Life Insurance) formed by the Finance Ministry, Govt. of India and an Invitee of the 15th Finance Commission’s Expert Group on Disaster Risk Financing. He is a Research Guide of the University of Mumbai, and is associated with some Universities.
Dr. Thomas joined the Insurance Institute of India in 2010. His career in the insurance industry started in 1985 as a Direct Recruit Officer in the Tariff Advisory Committee (TAC). He had a brief tenure in Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) as OSD in 2009-2010 as well. He has worked on various committees on policy wordings, data definitions, data analysis and contributed in creating TAC’s data warehouse, the precursor of today’s Insurance Information Bureau. Dr. Thomas’s research interests in insurance include catastrophe, cargo, health, litigation and micro-insurance. He has authored a number of articles, a couple of books and presented papers at various national/ international forums.