Former Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered and Board Director, IBDE
Sir Thomas Harris KBE CMG is a Non-Executive Director and chairman of policy at the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE), a London-based non-profit, non-political, membership organisation providing leadership in promoting international trade and investment flows, financial and professional services, energy, infrastructure and ICT sectors as well as championing corporate, commercial and trade diplomacy. Sir Thomas is a former British diplomat who served as leader of the UK’s export promotion agency, British Ambassador to Korea and Director-General for Trade and Investment in the USA. He was a Vice Chairman, Asia, at Standard Chartered Bank from 2004-2014 and a non-executive director of TheCityUK. Sir Thomas was also a trustee at UK-India Business Council and Asia House. In addition to his role at IBDE, Sir Thomas is also a chairman of the European Services Forum, a Brussels-based organisation promoting liberalisation of trade in services.