Thomas lives in Southern Africa for 12 years, deeply involved in the African Hospitality and Tourism Industry and coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs. As General Manager Marketing & IT, he established a Hotel Management company, turned around two hotels and has been part of building the new Strand Hotel Swakopmund and the Chobe Water Villas. He then started rainmaker in 2016 as an African TravelTech company with the goal to keep more tourism spend in the destination for sustainable tourism development. Thomas lived and worked in 8 countries when he was working with TUI and Thomas Cook. Thomas has 38 years of experience in IT, Software Development, Systems Integration, Consulting, and Business Development. He has been honored with several international awards.