R. Blair Thomas
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Blair is the Chief Executive Officer of EIG and chairs the firm’s Investment and Executive Committees. EIG was formerly part of Trust Company of the West, where he was a group Managing Director and a member of the Board of Directors of TCW Asset Management Company.
Prior to joining EIG in 1998, he was a senior investment officer with the Inter-American Development Bank, a project finance attorney at the law firm of Brown and Wood in New York, and served in the administration of President George HW Bush as an advisor on energy and budget policy.
He serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee of FS/EIG Advisor, the investment advisor to FSEP, a non-traded business development company focused on the energy sector. He is the Chairman of Prumo Logistica SA, a private company. He is also the Chairman of Harbour Energy plc (HBR.L), a London Stock Exchange listed global independent oil and gas company, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Avantus and HIF Global.
Blair holds a BA from the University of Virginia, a JD from New York Law School and an LLM from Georgetown University Law Center.