Thomas Odenwald is currently active as Overseas Business Development Partner for COMACO. COMACO (Community Markets for Conservation) is a very unique approach that combines business, conservation and farmer livelihoods. He is also an associate of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), promoting new forms of corporate accounting.
Thomas is well-known expert in the field of sustainability strategies and corporate reporting and disclosure. Until recently he held the position of chief strategist and senior vice president for products and innovation at SAP. Thomas is also very active as advisor of various sustainability initiatives, among others the advisory board of Sustainable Brands, the Super Bowl 50 host committee and the City of Palo Alto Sustainability & Climate Action plan, as well as ambassador for Groupelephant.com. Previously Thomas was chief technology officer and global alliance director at Thinkstep(formerly PE International), a global leader in product and enterprise sustainability solutions. Thomas holds a MS in economics and computer science from renowned Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany. He owns multiple patents and has published numerous articles, book chapters and journal entries.