Prof. Dr. Thomas Osburg is Professor for Sustainability, Digital Transformation and Strategic Management at the Fresenius Business School in Munich. Prior to this, he worked for 28 years in leading Management positions for global IT companies (Texas Instruments, Autodesk and Intel Corp.) in France, the U.S., China and Germany. He held various International Management positions in the areas of Strategic Innovation & Leadership, Sustainable Marketing, Corporate & Brand Communication and Corporate Sustainability.
In 2018, Thomas started Trivelas Institute, an International Think Tank and Research Institute with a specific focus on the potential of Digital Transformation on Sustainability. The flagship initiative of Trivelas will become the D4S framework, scheduled for 2023. He also advises companies on these topics through his consulting activities as founder of proVoix GmbH in Munich. proVoix ist offering customized Leadership Think Tanks to customers for strategic issues around Digital Transformation, Sustainability and Change Management. Thomas is also actively supporting StartUps through his initiative moovBeyond and practically advancing Sustainability in Europe and Africa through the NGO SidiSociety, that he started with a partner in 2017.
Thomas has published and edited several best-selling books and written over 40 scientific contributions for leading European Journals. His latest books, Media Trust in a Digital World (Springer 2019) and Sustainability in a Digital World (Springer 2017) are among the best-selling books in the respective categories and thus follow on seamlessly on the enormous success of Social Innovation (Springer 2013), the ground-breaking book for Investments in Society. Across all books, he united more than 50 thought-leaders, i.e. global academic experts, politicians and C-Level Business Leaders) on how to align Digital Transformation with a Sustainable Society.
Thomas was appointed into various Scientific MBA Committees at leading European Universities (i.e. MCI Innsbruck), where he is frequently teaching MBA classes. In fall 2020, Thomas got elected as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of ver.de, Germany’s first Sustainable Insurance company. During the years working in Business, he was is on the Board of Directors for ABIS (Academy of Business in Society, Brussels) and CSR Europe for many years.
Thomas holds a Ph.D. (Dr.rer.pol.) degree in Marketing, Business Administration and Economics from the University of Hannover (Germany). Part of his studies were also done at Baylor University in Waco, Texas (USA).