Michael Thompson Head of PIMCO Asia ex Japan Share Add Download Print Mr. Thompson is an executive vice president in the Hong Kong office and head of PIMCO Asia (ex Japan). He is responsible for leading a team of investment professionals who deliver PIMCO's investment capabilities and services to clients across the region and for PIMCO's business strategy across Asia (ex Japan). Previously, Mr. Thompson has held several positions with the firm, including head of the Singapore office, head of the wealth management group in Asia (ex Japan) and head of European third-party distribution. In his capacity as head of Singapore, Mr. Thompson chaired the board of PIMCO Asia Ltd. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2006, he was responsible for UK business development and marketing at Western Asset Management Company. He has 24 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in economics and law from the University of Natal in South Africa. He has completed the Leadership Excellence through Awareness and Practice program at INSEAD.