Theo joined the World Future Council team in January 2020. His wish to support the World Future Council came up during the digital and culture transformation process of the Otto Group (Kulturwandel 4.0), which Theo pushed forward for more than 3 years as systemic coach, advisor and community manager in cooperation with several Group companies and stakeholders worldwide. Here he had the opportunity to also get involved with and support the social responsibility activities of the Group and other Group-near foundations and initiatives initiated by Dr. Michael Otto and Benjamin Otto.
Theo originally moved to Hamburg for his Studies in Physics and Astronomy, but later changed to Business Administration and Finance. During his career he gained experience in different companies and industries, amongst others in transaction advisory services at Ernst & Young and as Senior Manager Group Controlling in the Otto Group, being responsible for portfolio management and the overall budgeting and reporting process in the Group, as well as for international subsidiaries e.g. in Japan and Russia. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg and completed a systemic education at IOS Schley & Partner.
Apart from that, Theo is a passionate musician (guitar) and songwriter. He is married and has two children, Carl and Ella.