Dr.Vinod Thomas, subordinate to the World Bank Institute, boyish, humble and known to be generous with his time and money. He has had smooth climb to the top.
The Thirivanantpuram born Thomas took his economics degree at St.Stephen's College,Delhi,and his master and Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. After a brief stint at teaching in Vassar College, New York,he joined the bank in 1976.
A career high point came in 1991 when he headed a team which compiled the annual World Development Report.
Review of life :
A Beatles freak with a passion for watching the Brazilian soccer team, he married a Filipino