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Geraint Thomas

Senior Managing Director

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Index Tower, Unit 1701, DIFC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Geraint Thomas is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura based in Dubai. He has over 23 years of experience working with boards, management teams, companies, and stakeholders in turnaround, transformation, and restructuring situations.


Geraint is an experienced operating partner, investment director, board member, chief restructuring officer, and chief financial officer who collaborates with and leads organizations when goals need to be converted to action.

Working across a wide range of industries, including aviation, construction, manufacturing, financial services, and real estate, Geraint has held senior roles in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East, growing healthy businesses and restructuring stressed companies.

Prior to joining Ankura, Geraint spent four years at one of the Middle East’s largest holding companies as an investment director overseeing the aviation, logistics, and tourism sector and as an executive director leading the establishment of a restructuring function. Prior to that, he worked at a global restructuring firm in Dubai and at a global consulting firm in London, leading turnaround, transformation, and restructuring programs both as an advisor and interim manager.

A selection of Geraint’s experience includes:

  • Group Finance and Transformation Director (Interim) at Manchester Airport Group (UK), the largest UK owned airport operator that includes Manchester Airport, East Midlands Airport, and Stansted Airport.
  • Chief Financial Officer (Interim) at Etihad Aviation Group (UAE), a global aviation and travel company that includes the national airline of the UAE.
  • Chief Restructuring Officer (Interim) at Chalmers Engineering (UAE), a diversified engineering organization providing turnkey solutions to the marine and oil and gas industries.
  • Board Member of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, a low-cost airline based at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
  • Board Member of Silal, established in 2020 in Abu Dhabi to maximize local food produce and secure strategic food reserves for the UAE.
  • Board Member of UPP, an Abu Dhabi based printing and publishing company.
  • MChem, University of Oxford
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ACA)
  • JIEB Qualified Insolvency Practitioner
  • Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA)
  • Member of the Association of the UK’s Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (R3)
  • Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL International)

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