Thomas Purnell

Administrative & HR Director, Etem Gestamp Extrusions & Automotive

Thomas Purnell

Administrative & HR Director, Etem Gestamp Extrusions & Automotive

Biography

Thomas Purnell is the Administrative Director of ETEM GESTAMP and serves on the boards of directors of ETEM Bulgaria, the Hellenic Business Council in Bulgaria and the Automotive Cluster of Bulgaria.

Before taking over the role of Administrative Director in 2013, Thomas led the Human Resources function at a Group level, across seven countries.

During a period of 10 years he led multiple, large-scale organizational change initiatives including complex movements of automotive production between sites, global realignments and talent shifts.

Thomas is passionate about technology and people and likes to think of himself as a problem solver and driver for positive change.

He earned a MSc. In Financial Management from the University of Greenwich and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Management.