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Thomas de Shazo
Global Managing Director, Oil, Metals & Mining, Real Estate (LA)
Thomas De Shazo specializes in deal flow generation in technology startups or natural resources sector; development and financing of brown and greenfield entities as well as cross-border acquisitions. He can easily organize a team of financial, operational and legal management experts to conduct due diligence, structure, finance, acquire and operate. Since 2013, Thomas is the CEO of MineInvest Resources LLC, which finances companies with significant world class mining properties. In the same year, he started as Director of Avira Energy Inc., a company that supplies turnkey alternate energy solutions. He was also the President of Avira Sciences (TTDC BIO S.a.r.l.)from 2005 to 2013. Avira Sciences is a drug and therapeutic life science company.
Prior to becoming President , he served as Director of TTDC BIO S.a.r.l. (dba of Avira Sciences) from 2005 to 2012. Earlier, he served as Director of QS Analytics Inc for 2 years and 7 months. Thomas is the Director of Mobile Interactive Media Inc. for 6 years, from 2006 to July 2012. Mobile Interactive Media makes possible the diverse interactive services on cell phones. Thomas also served as President of Technology and Development Company in Bermuda for 12 years, EurEastCo Ltd. in Cyprus for 11 years, Capital and Commerce International – US Delaware for 15 years, commuting from New York, Moscow, Kiev, St. Petersburg, Almaty and Novosibirsk.
At Technology Development Company, his TTDC team developed a diverse portfolio of technologies in the fields of cell and gene therapies, nano-technologies, pharmaceuticals, optics fuel cell and syngas. He co-founded IEC that designed, manufactured prototypes and operated small scale steam powered generating systems. While in Euro East Co Ltd, he obtained and developed commercial properties with tenants The World Bank, the European Bank of Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), Merrill Lynch, USAID, and the U.S. Embassy. He opened the world’s leading Hugo Boss store on Stary Arbat in Moscow, Russia. As President of Capital and Commerce International – U.S. Delaware, he made possible the export of stable and radioisotopes to Europe and the U.S. for medical imaging diagnostics, as well as for US companies to to have co-operational control with MinAtom of the BR 10 fast neutron breeder reactor for treating human inoperable brain tumors.
In 1996, he founded Ecolo Holding Ltd. in Cyprus. He became its Vice Chairman – Director for 5 years. He acquired the oil production field of Karazahnbasmunigaz (Nations Energy Co. Ltd.) in Kazakhstan in 1997, and then sold in 2006 to China’s CINOC-group for more than US $ 1.9 billion. He obtained his degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Harvard College, Boise State University.