Ivalua NOW EMEA - 2024


Dr Thomas Germer


Director Central Procurement


Thomas Germer is Director Central Procurement at Munich-based ADAC, Europe’s largest Automotive Association with over 21 million members and service offerings from roadside assistance, airlines, and helicopters to insurances, credit cards, call centers and many more. In 2021, Thomas joined ADAC with the mission to transform procurement from a more operational setup into the role of a strategic value contributor to further enhance growth and prosperity of ADAC. Thomas has over 23 years of experience in procurement and transformation from different positions in management, consulting, research and as an entrepreneur. Before joining ADAC, he was Group CPO at ERGO – the primary insurance branch of Munich Re – and CPO of AXA in Germany. Thomas studied business administration at the University of Giessen and holds a PhD in business administration from renowned WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management. In 2006, he was awarded the National Research Award for his dissertation on online reverse auctions in strategic procurement.

Talk about

Find here the list of all the sessions.
2:30 PM CET - 3:10 PM CET
Breakout Room - Colbert

How Change Management Drives Transformational Success

Technology is a critical enabler of procurement’s evolving value proposition, yet it is too often approached as a parallel initiative. In this session we will discuss...
Steve Carter
Director of Product Marketing
Dr Thomas Germer
Director Central Procurement
Zsolt Jonas
BuyIn GmbH
Head of Procurement Digitalization & Systems
Karl Poulsen
Chief Procurement Officer | Procurement Director
Kathryn Thompson
Partner at Deloitte