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Thomas Donia joined DGB Group in 2021 as the Director of Operations. Combining his lifelong passion for nature conservation with an international background in strategy creation and operational implementation, Thomas is thrilled with the opportunity to support the next stage of DGB’s growth. In his role, he is responsible for the continued scaling up of organisational operations to support growth. His goal is to continue to expand the number of habitat restoration projects via an enthusiastic team and network of collaborators.
Before joining DGB, Thomas spent nearly a decade at Philips, where he began in the global management trainee programme in the Netherlands. During his tenure, he gained experience in both the lighting and healthcare portfolios, serving in strategic as well as operations roles. He established a competency for designing and executing long-term strategic projects, including public-private partnerships (PPPs), and managed their implementation. In his final assignment at Philips, he led the Maintenance Services and Solutions Sales organisation in the Middle East and Turkey.
Thomas’ love for nature began when he was a young child, exploring the Red Sea whilst living in Egypt and collecting fossils and encyclopaedias. He is a proud husband and father of two. His favourite trees are the three cherry trees in his front yard. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master in Strategy from Radboud University Nijmegen.
We are a project developer of high quality large-scale carbon and biodiversity projects accredited by third-parties.
We’re striving to safeguard the natural world, helping people live more sustainably and take action against deforestation and desertification.