Antony (Tony) Thompson, a dual Irish and British national, is Country Manager for Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Mr. Thompson came to Bulgaria in August 2014 following four years working as Manager for Strategy and Operations at the Human Development Network, based in World Bank Group Headquarters in Washington, DC.
Tony Thompson joined the World Bank Group in 1992 as part of the Young Professional Program, working in the East Africa Human Development Department of the Middle East and North Africa Country Operations Department.
Since joining, Mr. Thompson has worked in several different capacities, including Operations Officer, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, Operations Advisor, and Sector Manager. Throughout his career in the World Bank he has worked extensively in financial sector, private sector development, and tax administration.
Mr. Thompson’s other areas of expertise include human development, health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and financial sector reforms.
Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) from the University of Ulster and a Masters of Business Administration (Honors) with a specialization in Finance from the University of Chicago. Mr. Thompson is married with three children.