Owen D. Thomas (Engineering '83)
Chairman and CEO, BXP
Owen D. Thomas is the Chairman and CEO of BXP. He is a Director of Lehman Brothers Holdings and served as its first Chairman from 2012 until 2013, when he joined Boston Properties. Prior to Lehman, Thomas was with Morgan Stanley for 24 years, serving in a number of different roles, business units, and locations, including Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Stanley Asia and Chairman of Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities, while living in Hong Kong from 2008 until 2011. He also held the roles of President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Head of Morgan Stanley Real Estate and served on Morgan Stanley's Management Committee from 2005 until 2011.
Thomas is a Director and former Global Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, a Director of the Real Estate Roundtable, a member of the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, and a member of the Economic Club of New York. He is a Director of Episcopal Charities of New York and former Chairman of the Pension Real Estate Association. He attended and is Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees at Woodberry Forest School and received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.