Mike Thomas is a Founding Partner and the managing director at The Lantau Group, an economic consultancy focusing on the energy sector in the Asia Pacific region. For the past three decades, Mike’s consulting work has centred around the intersection of regulation and competition in the energy sector. He works with stakeholders throughout the region on matters involving commercial transactions, regulation and market design, strategy, and economic evidence in commercial, competition, and regulatory disputes. He leads TLG’s work in sustainability, having directed related engagements for sustainability leaders in technology and supply chain partners, governments, utilities, and research and global institutes.
Prior to co-founding The Lantau Group, Mike headed the Asia Pacific Energy & Environment practice of a global consulting firm and was based in Wellington, New Zealand for ten years. He moved to Hong Kong in 2007 and co-founded The Lantau Group in 2010. He began his consulting career in the United States where he worked for 10 years with a firm that, among other things, specialised in energy sector transformation and the introduction of competition in energy markets.
Mike has an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School (PAE Prize), and a BA in Economics from Carleton College.