Tom joined the company in 1999 as compliance and legal counsel. Since then, he has held a number of legal executive roles including as a business unit general counsel and as the company’s Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to assuming his current role as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary, Tom led the the overall separation of the $6 billion financial and risk data business (now known as Refinitiv) from Thomson Reuters. Prior to that, Tom was the Managing Director of Thomson Reuters businesses in China.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Tom was in private practice in San Francisco with the law firms Baker & McKenzie and Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft (now Duane Morris).
Throughout his career, Tom has led diversity initiatives, having helped launch a reverse mentoring program and a global diversity advisory council at Thomson Reuters and the ASCEND Executive Network in New York to aid Asian Pacific Americans rise to the C-suite. Previously, Tom was named one of the “Best Lawyers under 40” by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. As a leader, Tom believes that purpose drives people and people drive profit.
Tom obtained undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.