Mr. Thomas E. Thomason


Thomas ThomasonMr. Thomas E. Thomason
Interim Ad President

The American University in Cairo






Mr. Thomas E. Thomason (elected in 1996) was the Chief Executive Officer of the Egyptian Refining Company, a $3.7 B private equity sponsored refinery project being constructed in greater Cairo. Previously he was Globeleq’s Vice President for the North Africa Region and Managing Director of Sidi Krir Generating Company, Egypt’s first Build/Own/Operate/Transfer power plant. Prior to joining Globeleq in 2004, Mr. Thomason was InterGen’s Vice President and Country Executive for Egypt, as well as the General Manager for Sidi Krir.  Before joining InterGen in 1998, Mr. Thomason was Bechtel’s Vice President and Senior Regional Executive for the Middle East located in Cairo.  Mr. Thomason’s previous positions with Bechtel included Chief Legal Counsel, Manager of Commercial Operations for Bechtel Construction, Manager of Contracts, and Manager of Bechtel’s Washington, D.C. Office.  

Mr. Thomason received his BA and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin.  Mr. Thomason serves on the Boards of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt and the Egyptian-American Bi-national Fulbright Commission.