Thomas was born in 1960 in Switzerland. He graduated in economics and worked for many years in international companies, most recently with the former Swissair as deputy general manager at their training center. In May 2000 he became self-employed and founded the �CICB Center of Intercultural Competence� (www.cicb.net
) where he does research, writes books, holds courses and is a consultant in intercultural communication. He has visited over 70 countries so far � a sign of his curiosity. His main hobbies are music (also playing the piano) and languages. Two of his visions are to put complex things into simple and motivating solutions and to improve respect and better understanding between the fascinating cultures of our world.