Currently, Tomas is also Special Advisor, Crisis Strategy of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (BDT/ITU). In this role he is advising the Bureau on the strategy, activities and stakeholder engagement in responding to the COVID-19 crisis.
Tomas is Managing Partner of Envision Associates, an advisory firm that aims to enable its clients to achieve their public affairs, public policy, regulatory and strategy goals in telecommunications and digital technology sectors – with a mission to contribute to creating and enhancing sustainable digital opportunities for everyone.
He has more than 20 years of international experience in telecoms and digital policy, regulation and strategy. Tomas’ previous career includes positions of Member of the Board, CEO and Deputy General Director of national communications regulatory authorities in three different regions of the world (Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Caribbean), senior government advisor on information and communications technologies policy in the Pacific, Head of Corporate Strategy at the International Telecommunication Union (UN), as well as Group Director Public Policy at VEON, a multinational technology and communications company.
Tomas has Master’s degrees in Public Administration (Harvard), Leadership and Strategy (London Business School), Telecommunications Regulation and Policy (The University of the West Indies) and Law (Vilnius University). He has published more than 20 articles and blogs, mainly on information and communication technologies regulation and policy, is a co-author of three books on the subject, and has contributed to a number of reports produced by such organizations as the UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, World Economic Forum and EastWest Institute. Tomas is a recognized thought leader in the industry with around 150 speaking roles and over 30 panels moderated, at events held in more than 40 countries as well as online.