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Chad Thomas

Chad Nicolas Thomas

CEO at IRS Forensic Investigations


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 28-08-1973 in Durban South Africa

Chad Thomas is CEO of IRS Forensic Investigations, South Africa's foremost provider of independent intelligence and investigation related services. He is regarded as an expert on the geo-political understanding of sub-Saharan Africa. Thomas has had various papers published dealing with the negative effect that crime has had on foreign investment and various commentary papers on crime statistics. Thomas is the co-host of a weekly radio show "Corruption Busters" on ChaiFM 101.9FM and has been featured in all main stream media.

Contact details

chad@presidency.com

O: 0861 911 477

M: 076 631 7007


Web presence

Business Address

20 Hope Road, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2192


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Chief Forensic Investigator & CEO | IRS Forensic Investigations
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - present

Other

Investigate high profile investigations, liaison with the media, advise state agencies.


Previous Position(s)

Chairman | MedEx Africa
South Africa & DRC | 2008 - 2009

Director | Score 10 Soccer Media
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2010

Sport and Recreation

Project management for the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.


Africa Chairperson | 365 Risk Solutions
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo | 2005 - 2011

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

Non-Executive chair of the African division. Supplied medical equipment to Bas-Congo, DRC.


Director | Revenue & Asset Protection Services
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - 2011

Other

Supply of security related services to high profile clients of IRS Forensic Investigations.


Senior Partner | Thomas, Holden & Associates
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2001 - 2008

Law Practice and Legal Services


GM | Stallion Security Group
Johannesburg | 2000 - 2001

Director | Four Star Security
Johannesburg | 1999 - 2006

Risk Manager | BoE (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg | 1997 - 2000

Portfolio Security Manager | Fund Managers | STANDARD BANK GROUP LTD
Johannesburg | 1995 - 1997

Educational history

Tertiary

Damelin

Completed 1994

Security Management

Security & Risk

University Of Pretoria Gordon Institute Of Business Science

Completed 2002

Corporate Fraud Management

Risk

Rand Afrikaans University

Completed 2001

Political Risk Assessment

University of Pretoria - Graduate School

Completed 2009

Corporate Governance & Ethics

Achievements

Awards

South African Security Industry Gold Medal | Deputy Minister of Safety & Security

General Service Medal | SANDF

UNITAS Medal | SANDF

Achiever of the Month Award | SANDF - Provost Unit

Merit Award | Provost Unit

media exposure

Inhouse: BoE IC | BoE: IC

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Competitive Accomplishments

Nominated | Mail & Guardian Drivers of Change Awards | 2008

Activities

Memberships

South African Institute of Corporate Fraud Management

Member, 2002 - present

International Police Association

Member, 1993 - present

Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority

Member, 1997 - present

community

Greater Metropolitan Rescue Services

Instructor, 2008 - 2008

SA ARMY Part Time Forces

Member: Leader Group, 1997 - 2008

South African Police Force

Reservist (Detective CIS), 1992 - 1997

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