Thomas Singh is currently the Director of the University of Guyana GREEN Institute (UGGI) and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics. He has worked in academia, the public sector and the private sector, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent (UK). As Director of the UGGI, his focus is on sustainable, inclusive development in resource abundant countries, Guyana being one that also has vast forest and biodiversity resources. He has contributed to policy design, in both microeconomic- and macroeconomic-related matters. An active member of civil society, he is the founding and immediate past-president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Guyana.