Middle East expert, project manager, lecturer and youth inspirer. University degree in Middle East Studies from the Stockholm University as well as years of living and working in the region. Having worked with immigrants and youth projects in the suburbs of Stockholm as well as small-scale nature tourism in Syria and Egypt, Tomas manages the full range – from operative and hands-on to the political aspects and strategical planning.

The ”Entrepreneurs Hub” in Stockholm for immigrant startups was initiated and lead by Tomas in 2016-2018 (budget 300.000 euro). Board member of the Ornithological Society of the Middle East (OSME), former board member of swedish NGO Centre for Youth Exchange (CIU) and initiative holder and driving force behind Bird Camp Besh Barmag. The latter is the development of a nature area in Azerbaijan where an amassed 60.000 euro so far have been turned into capacity building and awareness raising work with Azeri, German and Swedish nature conservation groups. Tomas also initiated nature tour groups to Syria in 2008-2011 and did a period as intern with Bird Life Middle East Division in Amman, Jordan, in 2010. He is also behind the Facebook group Conservation Volunteers Network.

With 50+ seminars and lectures Tomas is an inspiring, educational and entertaining speaker on Middle East issues and can put things in perspective and guide you through a complex region. Contact Tomas to book a seminar for your high school class, your employees or colleagues.

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talking migrant entrepreneurship with 200 high school students on the Human Rights day. Stockholm 2017.