Thomas Abraham majored in English Literature from Loyola, Madras followed by St. Stephen’s College Delhi. After beginning in Parle & Coca Cola, he moved to publishing in 1994 joining Oxford University Press as an editor, then moving to marketing. He joined Dorling Kindersley in 2000 which was immediately acquired by Penguin Books, where (in 2003), Thomas became Penguin’s youngest ever CEO. He then moved on to become Hachette’s founding MD in 2008.
Thomas has worked with authors as diverse as Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Subroto Bagchi, Ritu Dalmia, and Sachin Tendulkar. He has an affinity for children’s and ‘classic’ crime books and his collection of Billy Bunter and yellowback rare editions is among the largest in the world.