Dr. Thomas Fallows joined Galileo Global Securities as Managing Director in August 2017. He brings over 35 years of banking experience working both globally (Citigroup and Chase Manhattan/JPMorgan) and domestically in Saudi Arabia (The Saudi Investment Bank and Saudi Fransi Capital). He has been advising Pulmac on M&A projects since 2017. In 2018, as Pulmac was considering a merger with a capital equipment company well known in the paper industry, he was instrumental in securing a private equity investor capable of financing this transaction. While in the end, another company bought out the target company, Tom has actively pursued other financing strategies, one of which is in the process of securing capital for Pulmac’s FiberWorx(TM) strategic thrust.
In Citigroup he was extensively involved in major transactions involving both Corporate and Investment Banking. In Italy he worked on advisory and financing projects for the ENI/Agip Group in Latin America and Africa, and for the Montedison Group for restructuring of their chemical businesses. In France he led a number of strategic transactions for Alcatel including the landmark Securitized Vendor Financing structure as well as project financings in Turkey, Hungary and Columbia, and supported Citi’s restructuring services for France Telecom and Thomson Consumer Electronics. In South Korea he played a major role in Citi’s work for Hynix and debt and equity financing for LG Electronics’ JVs with Philips in display technology, and pioneered non-recourse financing in the Cable TV sector. His involvement in telecoms, media and technology brought him to Hong Kong in the role of Regional Industry Head for TMT for Citi’s Corporate Bank in Asia, where he supported the bank’s services for customers in semiconductors (Korea, Taiwan), telecom operators and network suppliers (China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea), PC manufacturers (China/Singapore and Taiwan), solar panels (China and Singapore) and gaming operators (Macao, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia).
In Saudi Arabia from 2009 to 2017, Dr. Fallows first worked as Country Head for Investment Advisory and Sales for the wealth management affiliate of Amundi and Banque Saudi Fransi, and then he joined The Saudi Investment Bank focusing on the bank’s Strategic Plan in Corporate Banking. He was particularly involved in providing banking services for affiliates Alistithmar Capital (financing for Real Estate Funds) and Saudi Orix (equipment leasing).
Returning to the US in mid-2017, Dr. Fallows established Fallows Enterprises Inc. as the vehicle for his new activities both through Galileo Global Securities as well as through other financial consulting projects. He is the President of this company as well as the President of a sister company engaged in the chartering of day sailing on Long Island Sound, and also serves as the Director and Treasurer of the Ventana Condominium, a residential property in Manhattan..
Dr. Fallows is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and holds a PhD in History and Economics from Harvard University. He has lived and worked in Russia (as an exchange student at Moscow State University). He three times received the Citigroup Chairman’s Club Award. He was certified for Investment Advisory Services by Saudi Arabia’s Capital Monetary Authority and holds a FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.