Prof. Dr. Thomas Osburg

Thomas Osburg is Professor for Sustainability, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at the Fresenius Business School in Munich. He is also ‘Dean of Studies for & Mobility Economy’ and head of the ‘Competence Center Entrepreneurship’. His research focus is in the area of Future Mobility and Urban Living.

In 2015, he founded proVoix , a global advisory company offering Leadership Think Tanks to companies. In 2018 he founded the Trivelas Institute, an International ThinkTank and Research Institute. Thomas is also actively supporting StartUps through his initiative moovBeyond and supporting Sustainability in Europe and Africa through the NGO SidiSociety, that he started with a partner in 2017.

Prior to that, Thomas worked more than 25 years 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. 

Thomas is on the Board of Directors  for ABIS (Academy of Business in Society, Brussels) and was appointed into various Scientific MBA Committees at leading European Universities, 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 and was accepted as a co-editor by UVG Publisher (CSR-News) in Berlin, called Young Science for CSR and Sustainability. The goal is to review and publish outstanding Master theses.

He has published several 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 category and thus follow on seamlessly from the enormous success of the standard work Social Innovation (Springer, 2013). All books bring together thought-leaders of nearly 50 global academic experts, politicians and high level business representatives on how to align Digitalization with all aspects of Sustainability.

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).

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