Christopher Thomas

Director of Partnerships

Yidan Prize Foundation

Christopher Thomas is Director of Partnerships for the Yidan Prize Foundation. He recently completed two-years as Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Stanford University's Graduate School of Education. Before coming to Yidan Prize and Stanford he held several senior management roles at the World Bank, including Advisor to the Managing Director, Lead Strategy Officer, and Manager of Human Development Programs in Asia and Africa. Mr. Thomas played a key role in forging the World Bank's contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations agreements on Financing for Development, and partnerships with the IMF and multilateral development banks. Mr. Thomas holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.