George Thomas

Chief Information Officer, and Head of Technology, Data & Information Management

George is a Senior Digital Executive at JLL holding the position of Chief Information Officer, and Head of Technology, Data & Information Management. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for the development and implementation of JLL’s technology, data and information management strategy that is integral to the firm’s digital transformation charter.

George began his professional career at General Electric in the US, serving as a data and systems analyst in the six-sigma team that supported GE’s consumer products line of business.

The next phase of his career took him to Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation where he held key domestic and international executive positons for over 12 years, serving as their Chief Data Officer, Global Head of Customer Intelligence, Head of Global Analytics and Head of Product Management across major capitals like Hong Kong, California and New York.

George has also been a key executive leading the vision, design and development of Global Centres of Expertise capabilities in technology, data management, data science and analytics. With over 15 years of international experience under his belt, George’s expertise in technology, data management, data science and analytics has helped revolutionize JLL’s digital impact within the region and beyond.

George earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University, India, and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering – Operations Research from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Technology aside, George’s other big passion is tennis, which he first picked up when he was 6 years old. He turned pro at 16, and continued playing professionally for the next several years before higher education got the better of him. He continues to squeeze in a game at least once a week.