Clive J. Thomas

Advisor, Special Projects

Over forty years’ experience in the Oil & Gas sector with a proven performance record. Downstream sector expertise covering Refining, Supply, Logistics and Trading including refinery operations, performance management, commercial optimization, supply/trading and leadership as Director, Commercial Manager, Financial Controller and CFO. 


Clive has thirty years in senior management positions including director level in a leading global energy company. Possesses a wide range of functional expertise, including financial management, business planning. Product supply and trading, mergers & acquisition, CTRM & ERP systems implementation, and risk management. 

Clive has worked in Europe, US, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Russia and has 8 years’ experience in Refining and Supply, focused on Commercial Optimization, Global Refining Margin Forecasting and Global Product Supply/Demand Balances.

With 30 years’ experience in senior management positions in International Oil & Gas Trading, Refining and Supply, including director level in subsidiary companies and joint ventures. 4 years’ experience in Global Corporate Head office, responsible for defining the Group Finance Systems strategy and development of the Group Performance Management solution (SAP) supporting all Group business activities globally.

Almost two decades of experience in assessing, negotiating, and implementing business acquisitions, divestments and implementing major joint venture transactions. Highly experienced in Business Integration and Transformation following mergers and acquisitions in US, Europe, Asia, and Russia, focused on Finance and Control and strategic development of major ERP systems (SAP, Oracle),

With 15 years of ERP and major systems experience, Clive is a Member of the European SAP Best Practice Network. Solutions Director for IOC, responsible for the Global Financials solutions (SAP & Oracle) & developed the Group wide SAP Global Template and has successfully managed several SAP implementations and integrations across the world.

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