A successful investment banking professional, Xavier Thoma is the founder and former Chief Executive Officer and Director of Globefin European Advisors Ltd. Prior to that, he worked with Morgan Stanley & Co. Ltd., as an Associate and then as Vice President. He has also served JP Morgan & Co. Ltd. where he was assigned the responsibility of performing detailed financial analysis, managing due diligence and structuring transactions.
He possesses a Masters of Engineering degree in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University- the second oldest surviving university that continues to remain at the forefront of teaching, learning and research. Over the years, he has developed various hobbies and interests, such as traveling, cooking, downhill skiing, windsurfing and kite-surfing.
Xavier Thoma has been passionate about downhill skiing since his childhood. He goes skiing at least one week a year, and enjoys the thrill of sliding on snow. This activity not only provides him a cardiovascular exercise, but also fresh mountain air and beautiful landscapes, offering a complete break from everyday life.
In addition to downhill skiing, Xavier Thoma also loves to participate in a range of water-sports such as windsurfing, kite-surfing and classic sailboats. He learned to sail from his father at the tender age of five, and since then has enjoyed it. He possesses an offshore boating license (France), which serves as a valuable tool to hire boats during travels. Together with his brother, Xavier wants to charter sailboat to tour the Virgin Islands in the years to come.
Xavier Thoma is a great cook, having inherited his mother’s cooking skills. He enjoys cooking healthy, nutritious meals and likes to try out new recipes.
orn in Belgium in 1974, Xavier Thoma has lived in the United Kingdom, France and the United States. He is an avid traveler who loves to explore new cultures, smells, tastes and sceneries. Recently, he visited Cuba, Zambia, Brazil, South Africa and China, and is planning to visit Namibia and India. He is of the opinion that memories and experiences are more gratifying than objects people own.