Managing Director, Platforms and Regulatory Compliance, IHS Markit
Darren Thomas is managing director of the Regulatory
&Compliance Business at IHS Markit.
Mr. Thomas leads the IHS Markit platform business, which includes
Counterparty Manager, KYC, Tax Solutions, and Know Your Third Party
(KY3P). In keeping with our vision of driving efficient solutions
and services for customer regulatory compliance, he leads our
journey towards a next generation platform. Mr. Thomas has launched
several new products and innovations over the past few years,
including Outreach360 for client and regulatory outreach, Tax form
validation utility, KYC services, Onboarding Accelerator, and Legal
document digitization and automation. He has over 20 years of
experience in driving technology change and helping firms
efficiently adapt to global regulations. Prior to IHS Markit, Mr.
Thomas worked at both Barclays and UBS where he ran Futures, OTC
clearing, led regulatory change programs, and ran business
functions across Operations and Technology. He began his career as
a management consultant at PwC focusing on Manufacturing &
Pharmaceuticals. He has been active in industry organizations and
previously co-headed the ISDA Credit Derivatives Implementation
Working Group during the financial crisis. Mr. Thomas holds a
bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from
Cornell University and received his MBA from the University of
Georgia, both United States.