Zug, Switzerland – July 30th, 2018 – Olam Foundation based in Zug (Switzerland) is proud to announce a new board member, Thomas Kofler, to join as VP Strategic Business. Thomas is based in Switzerland where he was educated and started his career in logistics with a family owned NVOCC and forwarder. He has decades of in-depth industry experience in global supply chain management, logistics, and enterprise software space. Since 2002, Thomas is Owner and Managing Partner of Symmetry Services, Feusisberg, Switzerland. For the past decade he acted as Director Sales & Business Development DACH & GCC Region for a software solutions provider in global trade management. Adding to this vast international field expertise is his standing as a founding board member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Switzerland Roundtable. Thomas holds an Executive MBA degree from the University of Dallas/Texas.
He recently left a position in a Silicon Valley SCM startup company where he had managed pipeline building and defined the European go-to-market strategy. Thomas now aims his focus on pushing Olam’s Internet of Logistics project to its goal of standardizing data communications for the world’s supply-chain network.
Thomas hit the ground running upon joining the board, immediately touring Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Seoul to promote Olam’s blockchain vision, speaking to the community’s audiences at several events. “Having spent many years dealing with the raw challenges underlying modernization of supply chains, I was elated when learning of Olam’s holistic, long term solution,” said Thomas. “I am eagerly looking forward to introducing this vision to the global logistics world.”
The excitement is mutual: “Thomas brings vast tech and business knowledge with a strong emphasis on international relations to the foundation” said Yaron Kauffman, Olam CTO. “He has been in complete sync with Olam’s vision from day one. We are thrilled to have him take such an active role in this global endeavor.”
Olam is a not-for-profit foundation eliminating global supply chain inefficiencies by means of a standard, open-source platform on the blockchain, allowing various logistics stakeholders to connect and communicate seamlessly. Registered in Switzerland, the Olam Foundation harnesses blockchain technology enabling the global supply chain’s various stakeholders to seamlessly connect, communicate and develop their business in a trusted environment.
Olam is an independent and neutral Foundation to develop an industry standard communication protocol on blockchain for the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry. By using Olam’s standard protocol, the open-source platform allows all logistics parties along the supply chain to connect, communicate and develop their businesses in a more effective and transparent manner. On Olam’s trusted platform, all supply-chain stakeholders connect effortlessly, sharing data and providing their services efficiently without disrupting the ecosystem.
In alliance with some of the most prominent names, counting GS1, global freight forwarders Kuehne + Nagel, and warehousing and ground-handler Swissport, Olam assembled a solid Board of Advisors comprised of industry leaders from the likes of DHL, Fedex, and Zebra Technologies as well as several high-ranking academics in the fields of cryptography mathematics and crypto economics, and a Nobel nominee professor in the field of nanotechnology from a leading Japanese university.
If you would like more information about the Foundation and its vision, email the Olam team at email@example.com or follow its TGE on Telegram at https://t.me/olamfoundation. The projects whitepaper and proof of concept can be accessed via the website https://olam-platform.org.