Thomas Bligaard Nielsen

Chief Executive Officer

Thomas heads up the Planetrics team overseeing project work and data analytics development for banks, investors and the insurance industry. His work spans all the major assets classes and steers the company’s mission to prepare financial institutions for climate stress testing in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific.

Before joining Planetrics, Thomas was the Finance Practice Lead at Vivid Economics, where he led advisory work for financial, energy, and industrial companies on the implications of energy market developments, future technology pathways, and new policy changes. He was awarded the Grantham PhD scholarship at the London School of Economics (LSE), which allowed him to use asset-level data to identify optimal extraction and investment patterns in the oil and gas industry. As part of his research, Thomas has been a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford and acted as an external consultant for the OECD. He has also previously worked in both the German and Danish energy sectors, including WINGAS GmbH and the energy division of the Confederation of Danish Industries.

Thomas holds an MSc and a PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from the LSE and a BSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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